Medical Practitioners (not covered elsewhere)
Medical Practitioners (not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Nuclear Medicine Physician, and Sports Physician.
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.
JSA 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
Around 74% of people employed as Medical Practitioners (not covered elsewhere) work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 8 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 48 hours per week in their main job. This is 4 hours more than 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.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Medical Practitioners (not covered elsewhere)||All Jobs Average|
Around 80% of Medical Practitioners (not covered elsewhere) live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.
New South Wales has a large share of employment relative to its population size.
The regions with the largest share of workers are:
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.
Age and gender
The median age of Medical Practitioners (not covered elsewhere) is 44 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 44% of the workforce. This is 4 percentage points below 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)
|Age Bracket||Medical Practitioners (not covered elsewhere)||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||7.0||4.2|
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Education, training and experience
This group includes jobs that might have different study pathways.
Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.
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Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Medical Practitioners (not covered elsewhere)||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||39.4||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||0.7||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 can be improved through training or experience.
Reading work related information.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
Teaching people how to do something.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
Talking to others.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
61%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
59%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
57%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.
Looking for ways to help people.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
Using maths to solve problems.
Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.
Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.
Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
90%Medicine and dentistry
Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.
Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.
65%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
63%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.
60%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
52%Therapy and counselling
Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.
52%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
47%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
46%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
39%Law and government
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
33%Communications and media
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
31%Engineering and technology
Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
Listen to and understand what people say.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
Communicate by speaking.
Read and understand written information.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Write in a way that people can understand.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Come up with different ways of grouping things.
59%Flexibility of closure
See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.
59%Sorting or ordering
Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Keep your hand or arm steady.
Put together small parts with your fingers.
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.
Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
46%Working with numbers
Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.
Pay attention to something without being distracted.
45%Speed of recognition
Quickly make sense of and organize things you can see like letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
83%Keeping your knowledge up-to-date
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
78%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
77%Training and teaching others
Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.
77%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
76%Monitoring people, processes and things
Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.
74%Collecting and organising information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
73%Making sense of information and ideas
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
72%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
70%Explaining things to people
Helping people to understand and use information.
70%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
68%Helping and caring for others
Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.
67%Checking compliance with standards
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
66%Giving expert advice
Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.
66%Building good relationships
Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.
64%Guiding and directing staff
Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.
62%Assessing and evaluating things
Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.
62%Checking for errors or defects
Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.
61%Communicating with the public
Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.
60%Documenting or recording information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
56%Working with computers
Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process 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 are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
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.
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.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
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.
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.
Talk with people face-to-face.
Be exposed to radiation.
Talk on the telephone.
Use electronic mail.
96%Indoors, heat controlled
Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.
Work to strict deadlines.
91%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
90%Freedom to make decisions
Have freedom to make decision on your own.
87%Frequent decision making
Frequently make decisions that impact other people.
86%Impact of decisions
Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.
Work with people in a group or team.
84%Disease or infection
Be exposed to disease or infections.
84%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
80%Contact with the public
Work with customers or the public.
80%Health and safety of others
Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.
79%Consequence of error
Work where mistakes have serious consequences.
79%Letters and memos
Write letters and memos.
78%Responsible for outcomes
Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.
75%Physically close to people
Work physically close to other people.
74%Spend time sitting
Spend time sitting at work.
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