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Table 2 Health occupation groupings by the ISCO-08 four-digit classification system

From: Feminisation of the health workforce and wage conditions of health professions: an exploratory analysis

Clinical, technical or managerial occupationsAllied, caregiving or associate occupations
Traditionally male-dominatedTraditionally female-dominated
1. Health service managers6. Nursing ad midwifery professionals12. Carers in health services
 1 342 health service manager 2 221 nursing professionals 5 321 healthcare assistance
 1 343 aged care service manager 2 222 midwifery professionals 5 322 home-based personal care workers
2. Medical doctors7. Nursing and midwifery associate professionals 5 329 personal care workers in health services not elsewhere classified
 2 211 generalist medical practitioners 3 221 nursing associate professionals13. Traditional and complementary medicine professionals
 2 212 specialist medical practitioners 3 222 midwifery associate professionals 2 230 traditional and complementary medicine professionals
3. Dentists8. Community health workers 3 230 traditional and complementary medicine associate professionals
 2 261 dentists 3 253 community health workers14. Paramedical practitioners
4. Pharmacists9. Other health associate professionals 2 240 paramedical practitioners
 2 262 pharmacists 3 251 dental assistants and therapists15. Allied health staff
5. Medical and pharmaceutical technicians 3 254 dispensing opticians 2 263 environmental and occupational health and hygiene professionals
 3 211 medical imaging and therapeutic equipment technicians 3 255 physiotherapy technicians and assistants 2 264 physiotherapists
 3 212 medical and pathology laboratory technicians 3 256 medical assistants 2 265 dieticians and nutritionists
 3 213 pharmaceutical technicians and assistants 3 257 environmental and occupational health inspectors and associates 2 266 audiologists and speech therapists
 3 214 medical and dental prosthetic technicians 3 258 ambulance workers 2 267 optometrists and ophthalmic opticians
  3 259 health associate professionals not elsewhere classified 2 269 health professionals not elsewhere classified
 10. Counselling and social work 
  2 635 counselling and social work 
 11. Administration and medical records 
  3 344 medical secretary 
  3 252 medical records and health information technicians