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 18,300 in 2017 to 20,400 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 10,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
- 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.