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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