A survey of the Australasian clinical medical physics and biomedical engineering workforce
Round, W. H. (2007). A survey of the Australasian clinical medical physics and biomedical engineering workforce. Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 30(1), 13-24.
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A survey of the medical physics and biomedical engineering workforce was carried out in 2006. 495 positions(equivalent to 478 equivalent full time (EFT) positions) were captured by the survey. Of these 268 EFT were in radiation oncology physics, 36 EFT were in radiology physics, 44 were in nuclear medicine physics, 101 EFT were in biomedical engineering and 29 EFT were attributed to other activities. The survey reviewed the experience profile, the salary levels and the number of vacant positions in the workforce for the different disciplines in each Australian state and in New Zealand. Analysis of the data identifies staffing shortfalls in the various disciplines and demonstrates the difficulties that will occur in trying to train sufficient physicists to raise staffing to an acceptable level.
Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine
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