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Other Medical Practitioners includes occupations such as Dermatologists, Emergency Medicine Specialists, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Ophthalmologists, Pathologists, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists, and Radiation Oncologists. Medical Registrars training in these specialties are included here.
Provides diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical services related to disorders of the human skin. Registration or licensing is required.
Provides diagnostic medical services, and manages patients with acute and urgent illness and injury. Registration or licensing is required.
Provides diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical and surgical services related to the care of women, foetuses and children during pregnancy and childbirth, and to disorders of the female genital, urinary, rectal and reproductive organs. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Gynaecological Oncologist, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Urogynaecologist
Provides diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical services related to diseases, injuries and deficiencies of the human eye and associated structures. Registration or licensing is required.
Identifies the cause and processes of disease and illness by examining changes in body tissue and in blood and other body fluids, and conducts tests on samples of tissues, blood and body secretions. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Clinical Cytopathologist, Forensic Pathologist, Immunologist
Provides diagnostic and treatment medical services, and monitors patients with various diseases utilising imaging techniques such as general radiography, angiography, fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine and bone densitometry. Registration or licensing is required.
Specialisations: Medical Imaging Specialist
Provides medical care and management of patients with cancer and other medical conditions through the conduct and supervision of radiation treatment; and advice on the provision of palliative and other supportive care of patients with cancer. Registration or licensing is required.
Includes Nuclear Medicine Physician, Sports Physician. Registration or licensing is required.
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 Jobs and Small Business projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
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 small occupation employing 12,500 workers. The number of workers has grown moderately over the past 5 years. Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of workers is expected to grow strongly to 14,300. Around 5,000 job openings are likely over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
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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 Other Medical Practitioners who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.
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.
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.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.
Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.
Skills can be improved through training or experience. The skills workers rate as most important are shown below.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Reading work related information.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
The physical and social abilities workers rate as the most important are shown below.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
Communicate by speaking.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information.
Read and understand written information.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support to people such as co-workers, customers, or patients.
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.
How often are you exposed to disease/infections?
How much freedom do you have to make decision on your own?
How often do you talk on the telephone?
How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?
What results do your decisions have on other people?
Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants, animals, and materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.