Investing in private health insurance may be even easier for those considering making the decision, as it has been revealed that healthcare workers are the most trusted, ethical and honest of Australian professionals according to public opinion.
The top three spots of Roy Morgan's 'Roy Morgan Image of Professions Survey 2014' all went to those in the healthcare and medical industry, with nurses taking first place and doctors and pharmacists coming in equal for second place out of 30 professions.
Researchers asked 644 Australian men and women aged 14 years and over what their perceived most honest, trustworthy and ethical profession was out of 30 choices, and the results show that medical professionals are well ahead of the rest when it comes to public perception.
Nurses were rated as the most honest and ethical profession by 91 per cent of those surveyed, which is an increase of 1 per cent compared to the previous survey. This is the highest percentage since 2007, and nurses have retained the top spot for 20 years in a row ever since the initial inclusion of this profession in the survey in 1994.
Pharmacists received a very high rating of 86 per cent from those surveyed, and experienced an overall increase of 2 per cent since the previous survey. Doctors drew even with pharmacists and also received a score of 86 per cent, but this was a 2 per cent decrease in votes.
Nurses and pharmacists were two of only 10 professions that experienced an increase in their ratings for ethics and honesty, while 17 professions declined in ratings.
The fact that medical and related health professionals occupied the top three spots of the 30 professions included in the survey indicates they are doing a fantastic and thorough job of providing healthcare services to Australian residents.
This obviously results in a high level of respect, satisfaction and trust invested by members of the public in medical workers, and provides further incentive that taking out private health insurance will be a decision that's well worthwhile.
In fact, nurses, doctors and pharmacists beat out other respected professions such as police officers, school teachers and high court judges to take the top spot.
Professions that did not fare as well in the survey included car salesmen, real estate agents, business executives and ministers of religion.
With such high ratings in regard to ethics, honesty and trustworthiness, you can rest assured doctors, nurses and pharmacists will look after you should you suffer any issues with your own health. On top of this, investing in private health insurance or emergency hospital cover will have you sorted in terms of finances!