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Table 1 Selected health occupations in the International Standard Classification of Occupations (1988 Revision)

From: Assessing human resources for health: what can be learned from labour force surveys?

Major group 2: Professionals
  Sub-major group 22: Life sciences and health professionals
   222 Health professionals (except nursing)
    2221 Medical doctors
    2222–2229 Dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, health professionals (except nursing) not elsewhere classified
   223 Nursing and midwifery professionals
    2230 Nursing and midwifery professionals
Major group 3: Technicians and associate professionals
  Sub-major group 32: Life sciences and health associate professionals
   322 Modern health associate professionals (except nursing)
    3221–3229 Medical assistants, sanitarians, dieticians and nutritionists, optometrists and opticians, dental assistants, physiotherapists, veterinary associate professionals, pharmaceutical assistants, modern health associate professionals (except nursing) n.e.c.
   323 Nursing and midwifery associate professionals
    3231–3232 Nursing associate professionals, midwifery associate professionals
   324 Traditional medicine practitioners and faith healers
    3241–3242 Traditional medicine practitioners, faith healers
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