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Acupuncturist

Help improve patent’s health with the use of acupuncture needles to restore the body’s natural balance. Learn how to be an acupuncturist in South Africa here.

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Addictions Counsellor

Help patients understand and modify underlying issues and behavioral patterns that tend to lead to addiction. Learn how to be an addictions counsellor here.

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Aged or Disabled Carer

Help the aged or disabled with performing specific tasks while providing them company at the same time. Learn how to be an aged or disabled carer here.

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Anaesthetic Technician

Learn about what Anaesthetic technicians do, what qualifications they need to be an anaesthetic technician, how long they study, and what jobs they can get.

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Anatomist/ Physiologist

Help improve human health by understanding the parts of the body and how they work together. Learn how to be an anatomists or physiologist in South Africa here.

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Ancillary Healthcare Worker

Liaise with patients, hospital or clinic staff to deliver healthcare services. Learn how to be an Ancillary Healthcare Worker in South Africa here.

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Audiologist

Diagnose and treat hearing loss and balance disorders as well as fit, adjust and maintain hearing aid devices. Learn how to be an audiologist here.

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Audiometrist

Perform hearing tests under the supervision of an audiologist or refer them to specialists for further treatment. Learn how to be an audiometrist here.

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Biokineticist

Prescribe specific exercise routines as a preventative health measure or to help correct specific health problems. Learn how to be a biokineticist here.

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Cardiac Technician

Help doctors diagnose, monitor and treat heart disorders including with the use of specialised equipment, recording devices and laboratory instruments.

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Child & Youth Care Worker

Help promote a healthy environment for children to help them reach their full potential. Learn how to be Child and Youth Care Worker in South Africa here.

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Child Care Centre Manager

Plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate activities of a child-care centre or service. Learn how to be a Child Care Centre Manager in South Africa here.

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Child Care Worker

Provide care and supervision for children in programmes in child-care centres, hospitals and educational centres. Learn how to be a child care worker here.

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Chiropractor

Help diagnose, treat and prevent disorders by using your hands or specialist equipment to help correct spinal cord issues or injuries.

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Clinic Manager

Plan, coordinate, direct and evaluate provision of specialised health services in clinics. Learn what qualifications you’d need to be a clinic manager.

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Community Worker

Be involved in community development initiatives and solutions within a community to address needs and various issues. Learn how to be a community worker here.

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Dental Assistant

Dental assistants work closely with dentists to prepares patients for dental examinations. They may assist dentists in providing care and treatment as well as do general office administration as well.

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Dental Hygienist

Help improve patients’ dental health by preventing cavities and tooth loss with the use of various dental tools. Learn how to be a dental hygienist here.

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Dental Technician

Use moulds, models, and images of patients to help dentists build oral devices like dentures and partial bridges. Learn how to be a dental technician here.

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Dental Therapist

Deliver basic dental care and examine and treat dental disorders in pre-school, primary and secondary school children. See how to be a dental therapist here.

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Dentist

Help people with their dental and oral hygiene by filling in cavities and removing teeth when necessary. Learn how to be a dentist in South Africa here.

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Dialysis Technician

Provide dialysis treatment to patients with renal or kidney failure. See what qualifications you need to become a dialysis technician in South Africa here.

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Disabilities Services Officer

Provide education & community access to people with intellectual, physical, social & emotional disabilities. See how to be a Disabilities Services Officer here.

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Dispensing Optician

Interpret optical prescriptions and service optical aids such as frames for glasses and lenses. Learn how to be a dispensing optician in South Africa here.

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Early Childhood Development Practitioner

An Early Childhood Development Worker plans ,organises and conducts activities to help pre-primary school students to develop a wide variety of skills including speech, reading, writing, motor skills and social interaction

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General Medical Practitioner

Examine and diagnose patients, prescribe medicines and perform minor operations. Learn how to be a general medical practitioner in South Africa here.

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Health and Safety Manager

Develop and coordinate safety and health systems to identify workplace hazards and risks. Learn how to be a Health and Safety Manager in South Africa here.

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Health Information Manager

Plan, develop, implement and manage clinical data and patient information systems in accordance with medical, legal, ethical and administrative requirements.

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Homeopath

Use alternative medicine and natural remedies to treat the human immune and defence systems. Learn how to be a homeopath in South Africa here.

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Intensive Care Technician

Ensure ICU equipment and technology is working and being used correctly. Learn how to be an Intensive Care Technician or Critical Care Technologist here.

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Medical Radiation Therapist

Operate an X-ray machine and other medical imaging equipment. Learn what you’d need to be a Medical Diagnostic Radiographer or Medical Imaging Technologist here

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Medical Receptionist

Assist patients and visitors in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. See the qualifications you’ll need to be a medical receptionist here.

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Medical Scientist

Help find new cures & ways to diagnose illnesses. Learn what qualifications you’d need & where you can work as a medical scientist / biomedical scientist here.

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Medical Secretary

Assist with documentation, administrative and internal coordination functions at healthcare facilities. Learn how to be a medical secretary in South Africa here

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Natural Remedy Consultant

Use alternative techniques to diagnose and treat patients or clients either for relaxation or health purposes. Learn how to a natural remedy consultant here.

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Naturopath

Help treat illnesses and practice preventive medicine without the use of pharmaceutical drugs or surgery. Learn how to be a Naturopath in South Africa here.

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Nurse

Nursing jobs are some of the most in demand careers in South Africa. Learn the different nursing career paths you can take and the qualifications you need here.

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Optometrist

Perform tests to diagnose and treat defects in vision, injury or ocular diseases. Learn the qualifications you’d need to be an optometrist in South Africa here.

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Orthotist and Prosthetist

Build, fit and repair splints, braces and artificial limbs for patients with muscular & skeletal disabilities. Learn how to be an Orthontist & Prosthetist here.

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Pharmacist

Prepare and dispense prescribed medication to people in your community. Learn what qualifications you need to be a pharmacist in South Africa here.

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Pharmacist Assistant

Help pharmacists fill and label patients’ prescriptions. Learn what qualifications you need to become a pharmacist assistant in South Africa here.

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Pharmacy Sales Assistant

Sell pharmaceutical goods, toiletries and related goods in a retail pharmacy. Learn how you can be a Pharmacy Sales Assistant in South Africa here.

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Phlebotomy Technician

Learn what phlebotomy technicians do as well as the subjects you need to take and qualifications you need to obtain to become one in South Africa.

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Physical Therapist

Assess, treat & prevent disorders that affect movement. Learn what qualifications you’d need to be a physical therapist or physiotherapist in South Africa here.

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Podiatrist

Diagnose, treat and prevent foot, ankle and lower leg problems. Learn what you’d need to study and for how long to be a podiatrist in South Africa here.

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Psychologist

Help improve patients’ mental health by identifying and helping to change negative behaviours. Learn how to be a psychologist in South Africa here.

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Social Auxiliary Worker

Help social workers to provide support, protection and assistance to those in need, are vulnerable or in crisis. Learn how to be a Social Auxiliary Workers here.

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Social Worker (Professional)

Provide support, protection and assistance to those in need, vulnerable or in crisis. Learn how to be a professional social worker in South Africa here.

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Specialist Anaethatist

Anaesthesiologists are responsible for safely administering anaesthetics safely to patients in healthcare facilities, usually hospital and clinic facilities. 

As an anaesthetics specialist, you will need to have technical, medical and surgical skills as well as crisis management skills and the ability to make decisions fast in high pressure, sometimes critical situations. You will also have to have an in-depth knowledge of how the human body functions, the effects of anaesthetics on the body and how it interacts with other drugs.

Anaesthetists usually work as part of a team of other health professionals. They might also help patients to manage chronic pain. 

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Specialist Cardiologist

Specialise in treating abnormalities and diseases of the heart and cardiovascular system. Learn how to be a specialist cardiologist in South Africa here.

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Specialist Dermatologist

Treat and diagnose skin problems from issues like sunburn to serious diseases like skin cancer. Learn how to be a specialist cardiologist in South Africa here.

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Specialist Ophthalmologist

Ophthalmologists are specialist eye surgeons who diagnose and treat diseases relating to the eyes. Learn how to be a specialist opthalmologist in South Africa here.

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Specialist Orthodontist

Study, treat and diagnose misshapen or misaligned teeth. Learn what qualifications you’d need to be a specialist orthodontist in South Africa here.

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Specialist Paediatrician

Treat children with minor childhood illnesses as well as acute and chronic health problems. Learn how to be a specialist paediatrician in South Africa here.

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Specialist Periodontist

Treat diseases of the gums, the roots and the bones around the oral area. Learn what you need to study and for how long to be a Specialist Periodontist here.

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Specialist Prosthodontist

Specialise in the replacement and restoration of teeth. Learn what you need to study to be a specialist prosthodontist and for how long here.

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Specialist Psychiatrist

Specialise in helping patients deal with very complex and chronic mental health cases. Learn how to be a specialist psychiatrist in South Africa here.

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Specialist Surgeon

Be a paediatric surgeon, orthopaedic surgeon or any of the many specialist surgeons in South Africa. Learn the qualifications you will need here.

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Veterinarian

Diagnose and treat diseases and injuries in animals. Learn what qualifications you’ll need and for how long you’ll need to study to be a veterinarian here.

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Veterinary Nurse

Help veterinarians take care of animals. Learn the subjects you need to take and qualifications you need to get to be a veterinary nurse in South Africa here.

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Veterinary Technician

Love working with animals? A veterinary technician’s job may work well for you. Learn what they do and how you can be one in South Africa here.

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