Under the direction of Radiologists and other Medical Practitioners, Medical Imaging Professionals operate X-ray and other radiation producing equipment for "diagnostic, monitoring and treatment purposes". Job Outlook reported that the average weekly salary for Medical Imaging Professionals is $2354.
Health care and social assistance is the largest employing industry in Australia. High population growth combined with an ageing population has resulted in increased demand for healthcare services in Australia. Over the past 5 years, the amount of people working as Medical Imaging Professionals has grown very strongly and is forecasted to continue on the same trajectory over the next 5 years.
In 2018, there was 20,500 Medical Imaging Professionals, this number is expected to increase to 22 800 by 2023. It is predicted that there will be 11,000 job openings over the next 5 years which equates to 2200 Medical Imaging job openings per annum.
A more specific insight into Medical Imaging Professionals current average pay scale in Australia:
- Sonographer – conducts sonographic examinations and operate ultrasound equipment
-> The average hourly rate in Australia is $51.11
- Mammographer – conduct xray examinations, these images can detect breast cancer
-> The average hourly rate in Australia is $44
- Radiographer - produces imagery of the human body to assist with making a diagnosis.
-> The average hourly rate in Australia is $35. 59
- Radiologist – medical professional specialising in medical imaging technologies that diagnose and treat disease and injury
-> The average hourly rate in Australia is $90
To read one of our previous blog posts on ‘Radiology Jobs in Australia: The Trends in Medical Imaging 2020’ click here.
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