Exploring Healthcare Careers

Careers in Health Care 

Explore the various types of jobs in health care from physicians and nurses to area supply attendants to welders and power engineers and everything in between. Read our 10 Reasons to Choose a Career in Health Care. According to WorkBC, the five highest growing occupation groups are all in the health-care sector. If you are choosing a career path, health care is a smart choice!

Learn More about Your Career Options

Train to be a health care professional in 1 year or less 
Train to be a health care professional in 2 years or more

Indigenous Career Information

We want our workforce to resemble the population we serve more closely. That is why Island Health’s plans for the future embody respect, understanding and recognition of Indigenous peoples. Visit our Indigenous Employment Program website to learn more.   

The First Nations Health Authority provides the Health Careers Guidebook, a great resource for learning about different opportunities in health care. 

Additional Resources

Education Planner is a publicly funded resource that allows you to compare post-secondary programs in BC. Education Planner helps learners make well-informed decisions about their education and career options.

The Ministry of Advanced Education website has important information about tuition costs at B.C. schools.

Our Recruitment InfoCentre has additional information about highlighted careers and facilities.

HealthMatch BC is a free recruitment service funded by the Government of B.C. Visit their website for information on licensure/registration and career pathways. Visit the HealthMatch BC Career Directory to explore health career options available to you in B.C.

Career Trek BC highlights career opportunities in health care across British Columbia through short videos.


Learn about volunteer opportunities available at Island Health.


If you would like more information, please contact the HR Access Helpline: hraccess@islandhealth.ca.