Endocrinologists investigate, diagnose and treat disorders of the human glandular and hormonal systems.

Specialisations: Diabetologist.

A bachelor degree in medicine, plus on-the-job training, is needed to work as an Endocrinologist. Many Endocrinologists complete postgraduate studies.

Tasks

  • Examines patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from general medical practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertakes laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.
  • Analyses test results and other medical information to make diagnoses.
  • Prescribes and administers drugs, as well as remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures.
  • Records medical information and data.
  • Reports specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities.
  • May admit or refer patients to hospitals.
  • May consult other medical specialists.

All Specialist Physicians

  • $4,976 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment

Endocrinologists

  • 210 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 60% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 42 years Average age
  • 65% female Gender Share

The number of people working as Endocrinologists (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
from 120 in 2011 to 210 in 2016.

  • Size: This is a very small occupation.
  • Location: Endocrinologists work in many parts of Australia. Victoria has a large share of workers.
  • Industries: Most work in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry.
  • Full-time: More than half work full-time (60%, similar to the average of 66%), but there are many opportunities to work part-time.
  • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 48 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
  • Age: The average age is 42 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
  • Gender: 65% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

Employment Outlook

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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 Assistance98.6
Public Administration and Safety1.4

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.
StateEndocrinologistsAll Jobs Average
NSW31.931.6
VIC31.525.6
QLD21.620.0
SA4.77.0
WA5.610.8
TAS1.42.0
NT1.41.0
ACT1.91.9

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 BracketEndocrinologistsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
15-190.0-5.05.0
20-240.0-9.39.3
25-3411.6-22.922.9
35-4448.8-22.022.0
45-5419.8-21.621.6
55-596.3-9.09.0
60-642.9-6.06.0
65 and Over10.6-4.24.2

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 QualificationEndocrinologistsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate52.2-10.110.1
Bachelor degree47.8-21.821.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma0.0-11.611.6
Certificate III/IV0.0-21.121.1
Year 120.0-18.118.1
Year 110.0-4.84.8
Year 10 and below0.0-12.512.5

A bachelor degree in medicine, plus on-the-job training, is needed to work as an Endocrinologist. Many Endocrinologists complete postgraduate studies.

You must also be registered with the Medical Board of Australia. Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians may also be needed to specialise.

Checks, licences and tickets

You may need:

  • national police check
  • working with children check
  • be up to date with immunisations

Thinking about study or training?

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

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Employers look for Specialist Physicians who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

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Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Medicine and dentistry

    90% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  2. Psychology

    87% Skill level

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

  3. Customer and personal service

    86% Skill level

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

  4. Therapy and counselling

    81% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  5. English language

    79% Skill level

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

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Demands

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  1. Disease or infection

    100% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  2. Face-to-face discussions

    100% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  3. Freedom to make decisions

    98% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  4. Unstructured work

    97% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  5. Telephone

    96% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

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