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.

    Specialisations: Asthma Educator, Childbirth Educator, Diabetes Educator

  • 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.

  • Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals

    Includes Genetic Counsellor

Fast Facts

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • 7,900 workers Employment Size
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment
  • 70.5% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 38.8 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 85.2% female Gender Share

The number of Other Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years:
from 7,900 in 2018 to 10,000 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 6,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 1,200 a year).

  • Size: This is a small occupation.
  • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2017.
  • Location: Other Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals work in most regions of Australia.
  • Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Public Administration and Safety; and Education and Training.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (70.5%, similar to the all jobs average of 68.4%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 38.8 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 46 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (50.6%).
  • Gender: 85.2% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).

Employment Outlook

Number of Workers

Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
YearNumber of Workers
20084200
20094300
20108000
20116400
20126800
20134800
20147100
20156500
20169000
20176600
20187900
202310000

Weekly Earnings

Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

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Main Industries

Main Employing Industries (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, 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 Assistance62.1
Public Administration and Safety12.0
Education and Training8.7
Arts and Recreation Services6.7
Other Industries10.5

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 2017, 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
NSW32.631.6
VIC31.126.2
QLD14.619.7
SA3.36.7
WA9.010.8
TAS3.72.0
NT2.31.1
ACT3.41.8

Age Profile

Age Profile (% Share)

Source: Based on ABS Labour Force Survey, annual average 2017, 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
15-190.0-5.25.2
20-240.0-9.99.9
25-3431.8-23.623.6
35-4417.7-21.721.7
45-5422.0-20.820.8
55-5911.6-8.88.8
60-648.2-6.06.0
65 and Over8.8-4.04.0

Education Level

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.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

  • Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
  • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
  • You might be interested in Health Industry VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

The course listings on this page are provided by Good Education Group.

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

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  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

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  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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O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-1125.00 - Recreational Therapists.

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