The number of people working as Medical Imaging Professionals (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years:
from 20,500 in 2018 to 22,800 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 11,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 2,200 a year).
- Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
- Location: Medical Imaging Professionals work in many regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry.
- Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $2,354 per week (higher than the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Many work full-time (67%, similar to the average of 66%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 41 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
- Age: The average age is 37 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
- Gender: 71% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).
Employers found it hard to fill vacancies for Medical Diagnostic Radiographers and Sonographers in 2018. Find out more in the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business latest report on Medical Diagnostic Radiographers and Sonographers.