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

    You usually need a bachelor degree in a related field to work as an Other Health Diagnostic or Promotion Professional. Training may also be available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

    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

    More about Other Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals

    All Other Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals

    All Other Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals

    • $1,876 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment
    • 7,900 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 59% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 42 hours Average full-time
    • 44 years Average age
    • 79% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals (in their main job) 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 2018.
    • Location: Other Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals work in many parts of Australia. Victoria has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Public Administration and Safety; and Education and Training.
    • Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,876 per week (very high compared to the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
    • Full-time: More than half work full-time (59%, similar to the average of 66%), but there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 44 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 79% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    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)

    Source: Based on ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (cat. no. 6306.0), May 2018, Customised Report. Median weekly total cash earnings for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate. Earnings are before tax and include amounts salary sacrificed. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
    EarningsOther Health Diagnostic and Promotion ProfessionalsAll Jobs Average
    Full-Time Earnings18761460

    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Health Care and Social Assistance67.4
    Public Administration and Safety12.8
    Education and Training8.2
    Other Services3.4
    Other Industries8.2

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, 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
    NSW30.131.6
    VIC32.025.6
    QLD14.420.0
    SA6.47.0
    WA10.910.8
    TAS2.22.0
    NT2.11.0
    ACT1.81.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, 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
    15-190.2-5.05.0
    20-242.9-9.39.3
    25-3423.3-22.922.9
    35-4424.3-22.022.0
    45-5426.4-21.621.6
    55-5912.1-9.09.0
    60-647.2-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.8-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationOther Health Diagnostic and Promotion ProfessionalsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate37.4-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree38.5-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma12.6-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV5.7-21.121.1
    Year 123.0-18.118.1
    Year 110.9-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below1.9-12.512.5

    You usually need a bachelor degree in a related field to work as an Other Health Diagnostic or Promotion Professional. Training may also be available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

    Membership with the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) may be useful.

    Thinking about study or training?

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

    • Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
    • 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.

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    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.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Education and training

      80% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    2. Customer and personal service

      73% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. English language

      73% Skill level

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

    4. Clerical

      64% Skill level

      Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

    5. Psychology

      62% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 21-1091.00 - Health Educators.

    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.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Electronic mail

      100% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    2. Telephone

      100% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    3. Indoors, heat controlled

      97% Important

      Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

    4. Teamwork

      96% Important

      Work with people in a group or team.

    5. Contact with the public

      95% Important

      Work with customers or the public.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 21-1091.00 - Health Educators.

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