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$4,976 per week


Specialist Physicians diagnose and treat internal human disorders and diseases using specialist testing, diagnostic and medical techniques. Medical Registrars training as Specialist Physicians are included here.


  • examining patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from General Medical Practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertaking laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
  • analysing test results and other medical information to make diagnoses
  • prescribing and administering drugs, and remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures
  • recording medical information and data
  • reporting specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities
  • may admit or refer patients to hospitals
  • may consult other medical specialists.


  • irregular hours
  • stressful.

To become a Specialist Physician

  • Medical practitioners who want to specialise can apply for a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

    Find a Bachelor of Medicine

  • Registration with the Medical Board of Australia is required.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Research

  • Paediatric Patient Management

  • Surgery

  • Patient Care

  • Obstetric Patient Management

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