Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals includes occupations such as Health Promotion Officers and Orthotists or Prosthetists.

A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience, is usually needed. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks

  • assists health and community groups to improve the health of individuals and the community by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability, and other health-related issues
  • designs, builds, fits and repairs splints, braces, callipers, artificial limbs and related appliances to restore function or compensate for muscular and skeletal disabilities

Job Titles

  • Health Promotion Officer, or Community Health Worker
  • Orthotist or Prosthetist
  • Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals
  • Health Promotion Officer, or Community Health Worker (also called Health Educator)

    Assists health and community groups to improve the health of individuals and the community by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability, and other health-related issues.

  • Orthotist or Prosthetist

    Designs, builds, fits and repairs splints, braces, callipers, artificial limbs and related appliances to restore function or compensate for muscular and skeletal disabilities. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Specialisations: Asthma Educator, Childbirth Educator, Diabetes Educator

  • Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals

    Includes Genetic Counsellor

Fast Facts

  • Avg. Weekly Pay

    Unavailable
  • Future Growth

    very strong
  • Skill Level

    Bachelor Degree or higher
  • Employment Size

    7400
  • Unemployment

    above average
  • Male Share

    22.9%
  • Female Share

    77.1%
  • Full-Time Share

    62.8%

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This is a small occupation employing 7400 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen slightly.
Very strong growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 5,001 and 10,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.

  • Other Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals work in most parts of Australia.
  • They mainly work in: Health Care and Social Assistance; Public Administration and Safety; and Education and Training.
  • Full-time work is fairly common. Full-time workers, on average, work 38.1 hours per week (compared to the all jobs average of 40 hours).
  • The average age is 42 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years) and around 5 in 10 workers are aged 45 years or older.
  • Around 8 in 10 workers are female.
  • In 2016, the unemployment rate was above 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
20054500
20064700
20075300
20084000
20095000
20107900
20116800
20125700
20136100
20146200
20157400
20209400

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 Health Diagnostic and Promotion ProfessionalsAll Jobs Average
Full-time62.868.4
Part-time37.231.6
Average Weekly Hours (full-time)38.140

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 Assistance56.1
Public Administration and Safety18
Education and Training9.1
Other Services6.1
Other Industries10.7

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 Health Diagnostic and Promotion ProfessionalsAll Jobs Average
NSW30.431.8
VIC27.425.5
QLD18.119.8
SA3.56.8
WA15.411.2
TAS1.32
NT1.51.1
ACT2.41.8

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 Health Diagnostic and Promotion ProfessionalsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-191.4-5.45.4
20-244-9.99.9
25-3420.2-23.423.4
35-4428.2-21.721.7
45-5430.5-21.121.1
55-597-8.78.7
60-644.3-5.95.9
65 and Over4.4-3.83.8

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 Health Diagnostic and Promotion ProfessionalsCategoryAll Jobs Average
Males22.9Males53.6
Females77.1Females46.4

Education Level

Top Education Levels

Highest Level of Education (% share)

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A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience, is usually needed. Sometimes relevant experience or on-the-job training is needed in addition to a qualification. Registration or licensing may be 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 Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals 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. Psychology

    89% 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.

  2. Therapy and Counseling

    84% Important

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

  3. Customer and Personal Service

    83% Important

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

  4. English Language

    81% Important

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Education and Training

    78% Important

    Teaching and course design.

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Activities

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

  1. Assisting and Caring for Others

    93% Important

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

  2. Documenting/Recording Information

    90% Important

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

  3. Scheduling Work and Activities

    88% Important

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  4. Building Good Relationships

    88% Important

    Building and keeping constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

  5. Getting Information

    87% Important

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

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