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Specialist Physicians diagnose and treat internal human disorders and diseases using specialist testing, diagnostic and medical techniques. Medical Registrars training as Specialist Physicians are included in this unit group.
Investigates and diagnoses internal human disorders and diseases, and administers treatment. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Intensive Care Anaesthetist, Obstetric Anaesthetist, Pain Management Specialist
Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases of the human heart. Registration or licensing is required.
Investigates and diagnoses blood and other genetic disorders by studying cellular composition of blood and blood-producing tissues. Registration or licensing is required.
Investigates, diagnoses and treats patients with cancer using chemotherapy and biological therapy. Registration or licensing is required.
Investigates, diagnoses and treats disorders of the human glandular and hormonal systems. Registration or licensing is required.
Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders of the human liver, stomach and associated organs. Registration or licensing is required.
Investigates, diagnoses and treats patients in need of intensive and critical care. Registration or licensing is required.
Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases and injuries of the human brain, spinal cord, nervous system and muscle tissue. Registration or licensing is required.
Investigates, diagnoses and treats internal diseases and disorders in children from birth up to, and including, adolescence. Registration or licensing is required.
Investigates, diagnoses and treats disorders of the human kidney. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Neonatologist, Paediatric Thoracic Physician
Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries and deficiencies of human joints, muscles and soft tissue. Registration or licensing is required.
Investigates, diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders of the human respiratory system. Registration or licensing is required.
Includes Clinical Allergist, Clinical Geneticist, Clinical Immunologist, Clinical Pharmacologist, Geriatrician, Infectious Diseases Physician, Occupational Medicine Physician, Palliative Medicine Physician, Public Health Physician, Rehabilitation Medicine Physician, Sexual Health Physician, Sleep Medicine Physician. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Pulmonary Specialist, Respiratory Physician
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
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An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very small occupation employing 6400 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown.Strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create up to 5,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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A Bachelor Degree or higher, 2 years hospital-based training, and at least 5 years specialist study and training is required. Registration or licensing is required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Specialist Physicians who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.
Human behaviour and performance; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioural and affective disorders.
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The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support to people such as co-workers, customers, or patients.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
Helping people to understand and use information.