Healthcare Professionals wanted Down Under

January 10, 2014

Following his move to Geelong in Victoria, Dr Michael Sheridan, a 39-year-old A&E consultant from Glasgow, says he does not intend to return to the UK any time soon.

Since his arrival in 2011, he has researched the growing number of overseas-trained doctors that are currently working in emergency departments in hospitals in the state of Victoria.

"It's been a well-trodden path for the last 15 years or so for doctors from the UK to come to Australia” he said.

Dr Sheridan estimates that people who are most likely to move are between the ages of 26 and 33, thanks largely to the lifestyle, climate and access to the beach.

And it’s not surprising – there is currently a shortage of medical professionals within Australia, with many medical occupations dominating the Skilled Occupations List – making it an ideal time for anyone who is currently working in healthcare to consider a move overseas.

Dr Sheridan went on to say: “[It’s] also an easier option to come here than stay in the UK because emergency medicine doctors are much better supported here. Here they work a guaranteed 43-hour week, with five hours of that protected for teaching.

He is of the belief that Australian staffing levels are the gold standard and that the rest of the world should look to follow in their footsteps, such is the level and support that you receive.

If you have a skill within the healthcare profession, or you have a longstanding career in the industry, you could be eligible to migrate to Australia - and there has never been a better time to look at your options.

Some of the medical occupations currently in demand in Australia include: General Medical Practitioner, Cardiologist, Medical Oncologist, Neurologist and many more.

For more information about your migrant options call The Emigration Group today on 01244 321414.

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