22-Health professionals

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Health professionals
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Health professionals conduct research, improve or develop concepts, theories and operational methods, and apply scientific knowledge relating to medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and promotion of health.

Main Tasks include -

  • 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 preventive and curative measures, or promoting health
  • preparing scientific papers and reports. Supervision of other workers may be included.

Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups:

221 Medical doctors
222 Nursing and midwifery professionals
223 Traditional and complementary medicine professionals
224 Paramedical practitioners
225 Veterinarians
226 O