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Complementary Health Therapists

EMPLOYED

9,600

PART-TIME SHARE

54%

FEMALE SHARE

65%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

46

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

600

Complementary Health Therapists treat patients with physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs by considering the whole person rather than focusing on specific symptoms and by using various therapies, techniques and practices.

  • Assessing patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing
  • Developing and implementing treatment plans using applications such as acupuncture, homoeopathic and herbal medicine, and dance, drama, hypnotic and music therapies
  • Evaluating and documenting patients' progress through treatment plans
  • Providing dietary and lifestyle advice and guidelines
  • Prescribing natural medicines, such as herbal, mineral and animal extracts, to stimulate the body's capacity for self-healing
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    Earnings and Hours

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
    Source: Share of workers who work full-time hours: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Average full-time hours worked per week: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Median full-time earnings per week and Median hourly earnings: ABS, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2023, customised report.
    Note: median earnings data have not been produced for some occupations where there is a high standard error, and are published with "N/A" values.
    Earnings and Hours Complementary Health Therapists All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 46% 70%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 43 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week N/A $1,697
    Median hourly earnings N/A $43

    Industries

    Complementary Health Therapists work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average data, custom report.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    34.5%

    Victoria

    31.2%

    Queensland

    14.4%

    South Australia

    3.1%

    Tasmania

    1.0%

    Northern Territory

    1.0%

    Australian Capital Territory

    2.0%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, February 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Complementary Health Therapists All Occupations
    Median age 46 years 39 years
    Female share of employment 65% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Complementary Health Therapists
    15–19 5.2 0.1
    20–24 9.1 0.9
    25–34 22.7 13.7
    35–44 22.3 24.3
    45–54 20.4 27.9
    55–59 8.8 11.6
    60–64 6.5 10.0
    65 and Over 4.9 11.6

    Education

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Complementary Health Therapists
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 21.5
    Bachelor degree 23.2 49.9
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 21.1
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 1.2
    Year 12 15.9 1.6
    Year 11 4.0 0.3
    Year 10 and below 9.7 0.4
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