Dermatologists

ANZSCO ID 253911

Overview

Snapshot

Employed
470
Future Growth
N/A
Weekly Earnings
N/A
Full-Time Share
70%
Female Share
53%
Average age
46

Summary

Dermatologists provide diagnostic, treatment and preventative medical services related to disorders of the human skin.

Tasks

  • Examines patients and carries out or arranges for specialised tests.

  • Prescribes medicine and advises patients on regiment to preserve or restore the health of the skin.

  • Maintains clinical records.


Outlook

Employment Outlook

The NSC produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. Employment projections data are only produced for occupations at the broad four digit Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) level. While data are not available for this occupation, projections data are available for the parent occupation, Other Medical Practitioners, under the outlook section.


Earnings and hours

Working arrangements

  • Around 70% of people employed as Dermatologists work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 4 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).

    Full-time workers work an average of 46 hours per week in their main job. This is similar to the all jobs average (44 hours per week).

    Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.


Industries

Main industries

1
Health Care and Social Assistance
98.3%
2
Other Services
1.3%

Regions

Employment across Australia

NSW

34.2% All occupations: 31.6%

VIC

24.6% All occupations: 25.6%

QLD

20.8% All occupations: 20.0%

SA

8.7% All occupations: 7.0%

WA

10.2% All occupations: 10.8%

TAS

0.6% All occupations: 2.0%

NT

0.0% All occupations: 1.0%

ACT

0.8% All occupations: 1.9%

Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

State Dermatologists All Jobs Average
NSW 34.2 31.6
VIC 24.6 25.6
QLD 20.8 20.0
SA 8.7 7.0
WA 10.2 10.8
TAS 0.6 2.0
NT 0.0 1.0
ACT 0.8 1.9


  • Around 84% of Dermatologists live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian states, territories and regions, in this job compared to the all jobs average.


Worker profile

Age and gender

Age In Years
46
All Jobs Average is 40
Female Share
53%
All Jobs Average is 48%
  • The median age of Dermatologists is 46 years. This is higher than the all jobs average of 40 years.

    A large share of workers are aged 35 to 44 years.

    Females make up 53% of the workforce. This is 5 percentage points above the all jobs average of 48%.

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.

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 Bracket Dermatologists All Jobs Average
15-19 0.0 5.0
20-24 0.0 9.3
25-34 14.2 22.9
35-44 31.8 22.0
45-54 26.5 21.6
55-59 10.8 9.0
60-64 7.4 6.0
65 and Over 9.1 4.2
Median Age 46 40

Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.


Employment Pathways

Education, training and experience

Medical Practitioners need to undertake further training with the Australian College of Dermatologists to become a Dermatologist.

Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

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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 Qualification Dermatologists All Jobs Average
Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 55.7 10.1
Bachelor degree 41.8 21.8
Advanced Diploma/Diploma 2.5 11.6
Certificate III/IV 0.0 21.1
Year 12 0.0 18.1
Year 11 0.0 4.8
Year 10 and below 0.0 12.5

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.


Skills and Knowledge

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.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  • 70%

    Reading comprehension

    Reading work related information.

  • 61%

    Active listening

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  • 61%

    Critical thinking

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  • 61%

    Speaking

    Talking to others.

  • 61%

    Writing

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  • 59%

    Active learning

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  • 59%

    Instructing

    Teaching people how to do something.

  • 57%

    Judgment and decision making

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  • 57%

    Social perceptiveness

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  • 55%

    Coordination with others

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  • 54%

    Serving others

    Looking for ways to help people.

  • 54%

    Monitoring

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  • 54%

    Persuasion

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  • 52%

    Science

    Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  • 52%

    Complex problem solving

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  • 48%

    Learning strategies

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  • 46%

    Systems analysis

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  • 46%

    Systems evaluation

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  • 46%

    Time management

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  • 43%

    Management of personnel resources

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.


Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  • 87%

    Medicine and dentistry

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

  • 72%

    Biology

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

  • 64%

    Psychology

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

  • 64%

    English language

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

  • 63%

    Customer and personal service

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

  • 57%

    Education and training

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

  • 49%

    Administration and management

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  • 48%

    Therapy and counselling

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

  • 46%

    Mathematics

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  • 44%

    Computers and electronics

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  • 42%

    Personnel and human resources

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  • 41%

    Sociology and anthropology

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  • 38%

    Communications and media

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  • 38%

    Sales and marketing

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  • 37%

    Chemistry

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  • 37%

    Law and government

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  • 31%

    Economics and accounting

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  • 31%

    Philosophy and theology

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  • 30%

    Clerical

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

  • 25%

    Production and processing

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.


Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities..

  • 79%

    Inductive reasoning

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  • 71%

    Problem spotting

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  • 70%

    Deductive reasoning

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  • 70%

    Oral expression

    Communicate by speaking.

  • 66%

    Oral comprehension

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  • 63%

    Written comprehension

    Read and understand written information.

  • 63%

    Written expression

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  • 61%

    Near vision

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  • 57%

    Arm-hand steadiness

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  • 57%

    Categorising

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  • 55%

    Flexibility of closure

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  • 54%

    Finger dexterity

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  • 54%

    Sorting or ordering

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  • 52%

    Speech recognition

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  • 52%

    Brainstorming

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  • 50%

    Speech clarity

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  • 48%

    Speed of recognition

    Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  • 45%

    Colour discrimination

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

  • 45%

    Memorization

    Remember things like words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

  • 43%

    Selective attention

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.


Activities

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

  • 76%

    Looking for changes over time

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  • 74%

    Helping and caring for others

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  • 74%

    Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  • 73%

    Making decisions and solving problems

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  • 72%

    Researching and investigating

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  • 71%

    Documenting or recording information

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  • 70%

    Collecting and organising information

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  • 65%

    Monitoring people, processes and things

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  • 64%

    Communicating within a team

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  • 61%

    Giving expert advice

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  • 60%

    Planning and prioritising work

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  • 60%

    Building good relationships

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  • 58%

    Training and teaching others

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  • 58%

    Checking compliance with standards

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  • 57%

    Guiding and directing staff

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  • 56%

    Making sense of information and ideas

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  • 56%

    Providing office support

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  • 53%

    Assessing and evaluating things

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  • 47%

    Working with the public

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  • 45%

    Explaining things to people

    Helping people to understand and use information.


Interests and demands

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.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  • 100%

    Analytical

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  • 86%

    Helping

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  • 62%

    Practical

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  • 33%

    Creative

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  • 29%

    Enterprising

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  • 24%

    Administrative

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.


Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
  • 86%

    Achievement

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  • 81%

    Independence

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  • 81%

    Recognition

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  • 81%

    Relationships

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  • 81%

    Working conditions

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  • 71%

    Support

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.


Demands

The physical and social demands that workers face most often are shown below:
  • 100%

    Frequent decision making

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  • 100%

    Contact with people

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  • 99%

    Wear common protective or safety equipment

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  • 99%

    Telephone

    Talk on the telephone.

  • 98%

    Physically close to people

    Work physically close to other people.

  • 98%

    Health and safety of others

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  • 97%

    Impact of decisions

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  • 97%

    Face-to-face discussions

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  • 97%

    Freedom to make decisions

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  • 97%

    Teamwork

    Work with people in a group or team.

  • 95%

    Being exact or accurate

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  • 95%

    Unstructured work

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

  • 94%

    Contact with the public

    Work with customers or the public.

  • 94%

    Disease or infection

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  • 91%

    Lead or coordinate a team

    Lead others to do work activities.

  • 88%

    Consequence of error

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  • 88%

    Letters and memos

    Write letters and memos.

  • 88%

    Indoors, heat controlled

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  • 86%

    Responsible for outcomes

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  • 82%

    Spend time standing

    Spend time standing at work.

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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, 29-1069.02 - Dermatologists.


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