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 in this group.

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.

Tasks

  • provides diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical services related to disorders of the human skin
  • provides diagnostic medical services, and manages patients with acute and urgent illness and injury
  • 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
  • provides diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical services related to diseases, injuries and deficiencies of the human eye and associated structures
  • 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
  • provides diagnostic medical services, and medical care and management of patients utilising radiant energy techniques such as general radiography, angiography, fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine and bone densitometry. Registration or licensing is required

Job Titles

  • Dermatologist
  • Emergency Medicine Specialist, or Emergency Physician
  • Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
  • Ophthalmologist, Eye Specialist, or Eye Surgeon
  • Pathologist
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
  • Radiation Oncologist
  • Other Medical Practitioners
  • Dermatologist

    Provides diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical services related to disorders of the human skin. Registration or licensing is required.

  • Emergency Medicine Specialist, or Emergency Physician

    Provides diagnostic medical services, and manages patients with acute and urgent illness and injury. Registration or licensing is required.

  • Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

    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.

  • Ophthalmologist, Eye Specialist, or Eye Surgeon

    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.

    Specialisations: Gynaecological Oncologist, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Urogynaecologist

  • Pathologist

    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.

  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

    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: Clinical Cytopathologist, Forensic Pathologist, Immunologist

  • Radiation Oncologist

    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.

    Specialisations: Medical Imaging Specialist

  • Other Medical Practitioners

    Includes Nuclear Medicine Physician, Sports Physician. Registration or licensing is required.

Fast Facts

  • Avg. Weekly Pay

    Unavailable
  • Future Growth

    very strong
  • Skill Level

    Bachelor Degree or higher
  • Employment Size

    17,200
  • Unemployment

    below average
  • Male Share

    48.9%
  • Female Share

    51.1%
  • Full-Time Share

    82.0%

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This is a medium sized occupation employing 17,200 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.
Very strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.

  • Other Medical Practitioners work in most parts of Australia.
  • They nearly all work in Health Care and Social Assistance.
  • Full-time work is very common. Full-time workers, on average, work 40.8 hours per week (compared to the all jobs average of 40 hours).
  • The average age is 40 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
  • Around 5 in 10 workers are female.
  • In 2016, the unemployment rate was below average.

Employment Outlook

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Employment trend data to November 2015 and Department of Employment projections to 2020.
YearNumber of Workers
20058100
20066100
20079000
20087500
200914000
201011700
201111700
201212000
201314200
201411300
201517200
202023400

Weekly Earnings

Full-time Earnings

All Jobs Average

Weekly Earnings (before tax)

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Hours

Weekly Hours Worked

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Hours actually worked by people who usually work full-time, and share of employment by full-time and part-time status, for this job compared to the all jobs average.
CategoryOther Medical PractitionersAll Jobs Average
Full-time82.068.4
Part-time18.031.6
Average Weekly Hours (full-time)40.840.0

Main Industries

Top Industries

Main Employing Industries (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
Health Care and Social Assistance97.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1.9
Manufacturing0.7
Public Administration and Safety0.4

States and Territories

  • NSW

  • VIC

  • QLD

  • SA

  • TAS

  • NT

  • ACT

Employment by State and Territory (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
StateOther Medical PractitionersAll Jobs Average
NSW32.131.8
VIC23.525.5
QLD18.719.8
SA7.76.8
WA11.111.2
TAS3.02.0
NT1.21.1
ACT2.61.8

Age Profile

Age Profile (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age BracketOther Medical PractitionersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.0-5.45.4
20-241.6-9.99.9
25-3437.1-23.423.4
35-4424.0-21.721.7
45-5413.9-21.121.1
55-598.5-8.78.7
60-647.9-5.95.9
65 and Over7.1-3.83.8

Gender

Male Share

Female Share

Gender (% share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2016, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003: Customised Report. Male and female share of employment in this job compared to the all jobs average.
CategoryOther Medical PractitionersCategoryAll Jobs Average
Males48.9Males53.6
Females51.1Females46.4

Education Level

Top Education Levels

Highest Level of Education (% share)

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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.

Knowledge

The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.

  1. Medicine and Dentistry

    100% Important

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

  2. Psychology

    93% Important

    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.

  3. Customer and Personal Service

    89% Important

    Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  4. Biology

    88% Important

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  5. Therapy and Counseling

    86% Important

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

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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.

Activities

The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.

  1. Documenting/Recording Information

    96% Important

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  2. Getting Information

    92% Important

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  3. Making Decisions and Solving Problems

    91% Important

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  4. Assisting and Caring for Others

    89% Important

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support to people such as co-workers, customers, or patients.

  5. Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge

    86% Important

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

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