Technology has also become more ubiquitous in health care but face-to-face assistance and hands-on care are still required. Australia's booming population is driving demand for healthcare that governments are straining to meet - and the whole phenomenon is helping to propel economic growth.
Jobs in healthcare and social assistance - which also includes aged care and caring roles picked up by the National Disability Insurance Scheme - jumped 10 per cent in the year to February to 1.708 million, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
By contrast the workforce as a whole grew 3.5 per cent to 12.49 million workers - which is generally regarded as a pretty good clip.
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