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 here.

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.

    Specialisations: Gynaecological Oncologist, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Urogynaecologist

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Specialisations: Clinical Cytopathologist, Forensic Pathologist, Immunologist

  • 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: Medical Imaging Specialist

  • 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.

  • Other Medical Practitioners

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

Fast Facts

  • Unavailable Weekly Pay
  • 12,500 workers Employment Size
  • Strong Future Growth
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment
  • 78.3% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 37.1 hours Average full-time
  • 41.5 years Average age
  • 57.7% female Gender Share

The number of Other Medical Practitioners grew moderately over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years:
from 12,500 in 2017 to 14,300 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 5,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

  • Size: This is a small occupation.
  • Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2017.
  • Location: Other Medical Practitioners work in many regions of Australia. Many work in New South Wales.
  • Industries: Most work in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry.
  • Full-time: Many work full-time (78.3%, higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%).
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 37.1 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 42 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 57.7% 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 2017 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2022.
YearNumber of Workers
20077500
20088900
200912700
201010900
201110500
201212000
201313100
201414500
201512300
201618100
201712500
202214300

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 Assistance94.0
Education and Training2.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1.4
Other Services1.2
Other Industries0.9

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 Medical PractitionersAll Jobs Average
NSW43.531.6
VIC16.726.2
QLD15.419.7
SA7.06.7
WA11.110.8
TAS4.72.0
NT0.31.1
ACT1.41.8

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 Medical PractitionersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.0-5.25.2
20-241.7-9.99.9
25-3430.4-23.623.6
35-4430.0-21.721.7
45-5420.7-20.820.8
55-595.2-8.88.8
60-645.1-6.06.0
65 and Over6.9-4.04.0

Education Level

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.

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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

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  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

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

  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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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, 29-1062.00 - Family and General Practitioners.

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