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Table 1 Selected health occupations in the International Standard Classification of Occupations (1988 Revision)

From: Uses of population census data for monitoring geographical imbalance in the health workforce: snapshots from three developing countries

Major group 2: Professionals

   Sub-major group 22: Life sciences and health professionals

222 Health professionals (except nursing)

2221–2229 Medical doctors, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, health professionals (except nursing) not elsewhere classified

223 Nursing and midwifery professionals

2230 Nursing and midwifery professionals

Major group 3: Technicians and associate professionals

   Sub-major group 32: Life sciences and health associate professionals

322 Modern health associate professionals (except nursing)

3221–3229 Medical assistants, dental assistants, veterinary associate professionals, pharmaceutical assistants, sanitarians, dieticians and nutritionists, optometrists and opticians, physiotherapists, modern health associate professionals (except nursing) n.e.c.

323 Nursing and midwifery associate professionals

3231–3232 Nursing associate professionals, midwifery associate professionals

324 Traditional medicine practitioners and faith healers

3241–3242 Traditional medicine practitioners, faith healers

  1. Source: International Labour Office