Workers in this occupation conduct research; improve or develop concepts, theories and operational methods; and apply scientific knowledge relating to medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and the promotion of health. Their jobs involve, for example: conducting research and obtaining scientific knowledge through the study of human and animal disorders and illnesses, and ways of treating them; advising on or applying preventative and curative measures; and preparing scientific reports and papers. Occupations in this group include, for example, general medical practitioners, nursing professionals, traditional and complementary medicine professionals, paramedical practitioners, veterinarians, dentists, and dieticians and nutritionists.
Typically people in this occupation will have completed between three and six years of higher education. Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.