ANZSCO 252214

Chinese Medicine Practitioners

EMPLOYED

1,100

PART-TIME SHARE

60%

FEMALE SHARE

58%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

50

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Chinese Medicine Practitioners treat imbalances of energy flows through the body by assessing the whole person and using techniques and methods such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, diet, exercise and breathing therapy.

  • Assesses patients to determine the nature of the disorder, illness, problem or need by questioning, examining and observing
  • Develops and implements treatment plans using techniques and methods such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, diet, exercise and breathing therapy
  • Evaluates and documents patients' progress through treatment plans
  • Provides dietary and lifestyle advice and guidelines
  • Prescribes natural medicines, such as herbal, mineral and animal extracts, to stimulate the body's capacity for self-healing
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Hours worked Chinese Medicine Practitioners All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 30% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 42 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Chinese Medicine Practitioners work in industries like:

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    37.8%

    Victoria

    40.3%

    Queensland

    10.7%

    South Australia

    2.8%

    Tasmania

    0.6%

    Northern Territory

    0.3%

    Australian Capital Territory

    2.1%

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age and Gender Chinese Medicine Practitioners All Occupations
    Median age 50 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 58% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Chinese Medicine Practitioners
    15–19 5.2 0.0
    20–24 9.1 0.3
    25–34 22.7 12.6
    35–44 22.3 21.2
    45–54 20.4 25.0
    55–59 8.8 13.5
    60–64 6.5 12.9
    65 and Over 4.9 13.9

    Education

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence. 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.
    Note: the sum of the educational attainment categories may not add up to 100% due to the exclusion of non-descriptive categories such as not stated responses.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Chinese Medicine Practitioners
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 25.8
    Bachelor degree 23.2 60.2
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 8.4
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 0.0
    Year 12 15.9 1.9
    Year 11 4.0 0.0
    Year 10 and below 9.7 0.7
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