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Table 2 Number and proportion of recruits across eligible professions

From: Attraction, recruitment and distribution of health professionals in rural and remote Australia: early results of the Rural Health Professionals Program

Profession Recruits (N)
Nurse 100 (29%)
Physiotherapist 75 (21%)
Dentist 37 (11%)
Social worker 30 (9%)
Occupational therapist 24 (7%)
Pharmacist 23 (7%)
Psychologist 13 (4%)
Dietitian 10 (3%)
Podiatrist 6 (2%)
Othera 31 (9%)
Total 349b
  1. a‘Other’ includes Aboriginal health workers, audiologists, chiropractors, exercise physiologists, mental health professionals, midwives, optometrists, osteopaths, radiographers and speech pathologists.
  2. bPercentages add up to 102% due to rounding.