Table summary

  • Out of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of medicine, 38.0 per cent were male and 62.0 per cent were female.
  • The median age of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of medicine, was 35 years.
  • Overall, 73.3 per cent of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of medicine, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 5.9 per cent in full-time study, 15.0 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 5.3 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of medicine who were available for full-time employment, 90.5 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median salary for masters research/PhD graduates in the field of medicine was $80,000.

What are the characteristics of masters research/PhD graduates?

Males Females Total
Survey responses: medicine 71 116 187
Sex: medicine (%)~ 38.0 62.0 100
Sex: all fields of education (%)~ 44.8 55.1 100
Median age: masters research/PhD graduates (years) 36 33 35
Median age: all fields of education (years) 35 35 35

What are masters research/PhD graduates doing after graduation?

Available for full-time employment (%) 78.9 69.8 73.3
In further full-time study (%) 8.5 4.3 5.9
Part-time or casual employment (%) 8.5 19.0 15.0
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 4.2 6.0 5.3
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: medicine (%) 92.9 88.9 90.5
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 80.0 77.5 78.7

Most frequently reported occupations:

1. Health Professionals
2. Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals
3. Education Professionals

What are masters research/PhD graduates in full-time employment earning?

Median salary: medicine $81,200 $80,000 $80,000
Median salary: all fields of education $80,000 $78,000 $80,000