The number of Medical Imaging Professionals grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years:
from 20,500 in 2018 to 22,800 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 11,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 2,200 a year).
- Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2017.
- Location: Medical Imaging Professionals work in most regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry.
- Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $1,720 per week (very high compared to the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Many work full-time (72.1%, similar to the all jobs average of 68.4%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 34.1 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
- Age: The average age is 36 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
- Gender: 59.3% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
There have been shortages of Sonographers for a number of years. In 2016, employers in most locations found it hard to fill vacancies for Sonographers. To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.