Medical Practitioners (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Nuclear Medicine Physician, and Sports Physician.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Examines patients and carries out or arranges special tests.
    • Prescribes medicine and advises patients on regimen to preserve and restore health and/or fitness.
    • May administer dugs as required.
    • Maintains medical records.

    All Other Medical Practitioners

    • Unavailable Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Medical Practitioners (not covered elsewhere)

    • 1,100 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 74% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 48 hours Average full-time
    • 44 years Average age
    • 44% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Medical Practitioners (not covered elsewhere) (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 740 in 2011 to 1,100 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Medical Practitioners (not covered elsewhere) work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Public Administration and Safety; and Wholesale Trade.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (74%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 48 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: 44% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

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    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

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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 Assistance88.6
    Public Administration and Safety2.4
    Wholesale Trade2.1
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1.9
    Other Industries5.0

    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.
    StateMedical Practitioners (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs Average
    NSW34.931.6
    VIC24.925.6
    QLD15.620.0
    SA8.87.0
    WA9.210.8
    TAS3.02.0
    NT0.71.0
    ACT2.91.9

    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 BracketMedical Practitioners (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.0-5.05.0
    20-240.8-9.39.3
    25-3424.8-22.922.9
    35-4426.4-22.022.0
    45-5422.9-21.621.6
    55-599.4-9.09.0
    60-648.6-6.06.0
    65 and Over7.0-4.24.2

    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 QualificationMedical Practitioners (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate39.4-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree52.9-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma3.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV1.0-21.121.1
    Year 122.9-18.118.1
    Year 110.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below0.7-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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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.

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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. Biology

      68% Skill level

      Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

    3. English Language

      68% Skill level

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

    4. Physics

      65% Skill level

      The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

    5. Education and Training

      65% Skill level

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

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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, 29-1069.05 - Nuclear Medicine Physicians.

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    Demands

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

    1. Exposed to Radiation

      98% Important

      How often are you exposed to radiation?

    2. Face-to-Face Discussions

      98% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    3. Telephone

      97% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

    4. Electronic Mail

      97% Important

      How often do you use electronic mail?

    5. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      96% Important

      How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

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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, 29-1069.05 - Nuclear Medicine Physicians.

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