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What’s it like to be a Medical Practitioner?
Medical practitioners diagnose physical and mental illnesses, disorders and
injuries, and prescribe medications and treatment to promote or restore good
Medical practitioners are involved in a wide range of activities, including
consultations, attending emergencies, performing operations and arranging
medical investigations. When caring for patients, medical practitioners work
with many other health professionals. They may also participate in and
Medical practitioners sometimes have to deal with unpleasant conditions due to
a patient’s illness or injury. Adopting strict hygiene practices is important.
Depending on their area of specialisation, medical practitioners may have to
work long, demanding and irregular hours. This may include working on weekends
and at night or being on call 24 hours a day.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Medical Practitioner earn an average of $2507 per week. The
[average annual salary for this job is $130364 excluding super.]
- good communication skills
- able to exercise high ethical standards
- able to relate to people
- compassionate towards others
- enjoy working with people
- able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- a high degree of motivation and self-discipline.
This job also involves:
Full use of hands/fingers
Use of precision or semi-precision tools or instruments or deft hand movements
are required for these occupations. Included are jobs where poor co-ordination
or incomplete use of hands or fingers may make tasks dangerous or difficult to
Good vision for detail
These jobs require you to be able to see clearly to examine items close-up. It
covers jobs where poor vision e.g. tunnel vision, could make the work place
unsafe or the job difficult to undertake, e.g. draftsperson working with
detailed drawings; checkout operator reading dockets; work requiring good
hand-eye co-ordination for working with precision or semi-precision tools.
Mainly indoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day indoors, in an office, factory or other enclosed
area protected from the weather.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Jobs in this group usually require completion of a recognised Bachelor Degree,
or extensive relevant experience. Some jobs also require post-graduate study,
such as a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master Degree.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of BIOLOGY provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a biology-related subject is a pre-
requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
School subjects that include some aspects of CHEMISTRY provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a chemistry-related subject is a pre-
requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Medical Practitioner
Medical practitioners may perform the following tasks:
- examine the patient to determine the nature of the disorder or illness and record the patient’s medical information
- order, perform and analyse laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic images and procedures
- provide overall care for patients and prescribe and administer treatments, medications and other remedial measures
- aid in the prevention of diseases and disorders by advising patients on diet, exercise, hygiene and general health
- prescribe and administer medication and inoculate patients to prevent infectious or contagious diseases
- provide pre-natal and post-natal care
- report births, deaths and notifiable diseases to government authorities
- arrange for patients to be admitted to hospital
- refer patients to other medical specialists and exchange relevant medical details.
An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries and deficiencies of
Public Health Medicine Practitioner
A public health medicine practitioner promotes health and the prevention of
disease, illness and injury, the assessment of a community’s health needs, and
the provision of services to communities.
An anaesthetist administers medications to patients to block the feeling of
pain and other sensations, or to produce a deep state of unconsciousness that
allows medical and surgical procedures to be undertaken.
A surgeon may specialise in many areas such as cancer surgery, ophthalmology,
orthopaedic surgery (bones and joints), otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and
throat), and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Rehabilitation Medicine Practitioner
A rehabilitation medicine practitioner diagnoses, evaluates and treats adults
and children with limited function as a consequence of disease, injury,
impairment and/or disability.
A dermatologist treats skin diseases such as eczema, acne, skin infections and
psoriasis, using techniques such as ultraviolet light therapy, photodynamic
therapy and laser treatment. They also detect and treat skin cancers.
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
An obstetrician provides medical care before, during and after childbirth.
Gynaecologists diagnose, treat and assist in the prevention of disorders of
the female reproductive system.
Addiction Medicine Practitioner
An addiction medicine practitioner deals with general issues of harm
associated with the non-medical use of drugs, including the prevention of harm
related to the use of non-medical drugs, management of acute drug-related
problems, and rehabilitation of people who have become dependent on drugs.
Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician
A sport and exercise medicine physician promotes health through increased use
of exercise and physical activity. They diagnose and treat medical conditions
and injuries, and provide advice about safe exercise methods in order to
prevent or treat illness.
A pathologist uses laboratory procedures to identify and diagnose the presence
and stages of diseases and possible sources of infection in body tissues,
fluids, secretions and other specimens.
A radiologist diagnoses and treats diseases using radiant energies such as
X-rays, ultrasound, gamma rays and radio waves.
Pain Medicine Practitioner
A pain medicine practitioner focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment
and rehabilitation of persons in pain.
A general practitioner provides health care to individuals and families in
their communities. They coordinate the care of patients, provide advice and
education about health care and refer patients to other specialists where
necessary. General practitioners are often the first point of contact in
matters of personal health.
Intensive Care Medicine Practitioner
An intensive care medicine practitioner diagnoses and administers intensive
medical care for critically ill patients, often through the use of organ
support systems. They provide ongoing care of critically ill patients.
A medical administrator manages departments or organisations responsible for
health service delivery. They control administrative operations, such as
budget planning and purchasing, service and facility planning, or operational
Emergency Medicine Practitioner
An emergency medicine practitioner diagnoses and manages serious and life-
threatening health problems in patients of all ages using a wide range of
medical and surgical skills, as well as resuscitation techniques.
A radiation oncologist uses radiation to treat patients diagnosed with cancer
and other diseases.
Palliative Medicine Practitioner
A palliative medicine practitioner studies and manages patients with active,
progressive, far advanced disease, for whom the prognosis is limited and the
focus of care is the quality of life.
Paediatrician and Child Health Practitioner
A paediatrician and child health practitioner diagnoses and treats diseases of
children from birth to early adolescence.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine Practitioner
An occupational and environmental medicine practitioner focuses on the effects
of work on health and health on work. Their work includes prevention, research
and investigation of workplace and environmental hazards that may cause an
adverse impact on human health.
A psychiatrist diagnoses and treats mental, emotional and behavioural
A physician specialises in one of many branches of medicine, such as allergy,
cardiology (treatment of heart disease), geriatrics (diagnosis and treatment
of diseases affecting elderly people), haematology (treatment of diseases of
the blood and blood-forming tissues), internal medicine, neurology or
rheumatology (treatment of arthritis).
Sexual Health Medicine Practitioner
A sexual health medicine practitioner promotes sexual health in the community,
identifying and minimising the impact of sexual health problems through
education, behaviour change, targeted medical screening, diagnostic testing