Table 1

Occupations related to health and rehabilitation services mapped to the International Standard Classification of Occupations, 2008 revision

Occupational category

ISCO code*

Examples of national occupation titles


Generalist medical practitioners

2211

General medical practitioner, Family medical practitioner, Primary health care physician

Specialist medical practitioners

2212

Specialist physician (physical and rehabilitation medicine), Physiatrist, Orthopaedic surgeon

Nursing professionals

2221

Specialist nurse (physical therapy)

Physiotherapists

2264

Physiotherapist, Orthopaedic physical therapist

Audiologists and speech therapists

2266

Audiologist, Speech therapist, Speech-language pathologist

Other health professionals

2269

Occupational therapist

Medical and dental prosthetic technicians

3214

Orthotist, Orthotic technician, Prosthetist, Prosthetic technician, Orthopaedic appliance technician

Physiotherapy technicians and assistants

3255

Physiotherapy technician, Physiotherapy assistant, Rehabilitation technician, Massage therapy technician

Other health associate professionals

3259

Respiratory therapy technician


Source: Adapted from International Labour Organization [20]. *Note: Refers to the ISCO-08 code at the most disaggregated four-digit (unit group) level.

Gupta et al. BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:276   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-276

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