Health Worker (Auxiliary)

The position of an auxiliary health worker was created to meet the chronic shortage of skilled health workers.

Auxiliary health workers serve the community on a voluntary basis or can work for large hospitals or clinics.

An auxiliary health worker is taught basic patient-care skills such as simple massage, dispensing non-prescription medicines and giving nutritional advice. They may provide assistance to physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other medical professionals.


  • large hospitals and clinics

  • physiotherapists, as an assistant physiotherapist

  • occupational therapists, as an assistant occupational therapist

Where to Study

Saint Kitts and Nevis
Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College
Papua New Guinea
Divine Word University
Papua New Guinea
University of Goroka

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