Nursing and Health Studies

If you enjoy caring for and working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds, religions and cultures, now is the time to make your career in healthcare a reality.

The demand for nursing, counselling, aged care, mental health and addiction support is growing rapidly, and we can help you get the skills and qualifications you need to be a health professional.

Whatever your education or work history, you can enter at a level that suits your specific needs. You will find certificates, diplomas and degrees, and both part-time and full-time options that can fit around your work or family commitments.

If you want a rewarding career where you can make a difference to individuals, communities and the nation's health and wellbeing, you've come to the right place.

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Potential Jobs

JobAverage salary»
Counsellor

$45K-$48K per year (new counsellors in schools of District Health Boards)

$57K-99K per year (senior counsellors)

Community Support Worker

$30K-$35K per year (with less than 4 years’ experience)

$35K-$45K per year (with more than 4 years’ experience)

Nursing Support and Care Worker$35K-$40K per year
Pharmacy Technician$40K-$52K per year
Registered Nurse

$47K-$68K per year (with 1 – 5 years’ experience)                                      

$68K-$114K per year (senior nurses)

»Sourced from careers.govt.nz January 2017

Why choose MIT?

In the Faculty of Nursing and Health Studies, we believe in our students and their potential to make a valuable contribution to healthcare at all levels. We want you to succeed, and pride ourselves on the positive learning environment and support we offer you.

Our close working relationships with hospital and community agencies ensure our students valuable access to a wide range of quality work placements. As a result, our graduates achieve a high rate of employment both locally and internationally. These range across many sectors including hospitals, the armed forces, corporations, and community and government organisations.

Join us now so you can have a future full of meaningful job possibilities.