Medico numbers up in line with aged
ALMOST double the number of medical practitioners are employed now than in 2006.
The latest Australian Jobs report reveals a growth rate of 91.2 per cent occurred in the occupation group in the five years to November 2011.
General practitioners also experienced a strong growth rate of 36 per cent in the period.
Jobs growth is stimulated by the demand for medical professionals caused by people living until they are older.