With so many medical specialties, the choices can be daunting. GPTQ has developed this resource to assist you to make informed choices about your career.

Compare medical specialties

With seemingly limitless medical specialities, the choices can be daunting, particularly at an undergraduate level. Compare the hours per week, the numbers of trainees in each profession and more in just seconds with our helpful comparison tool.

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Where to next? You’ll find details about each medical specialty including average salary, length of training and even how to apply. It’s all here, in one easy to navigate website. You can directly compare the specialties that appeal to you as you weigh up the options.

General practice
General practitioners provide person-centred, comprehensive and coordinated whole person health care to individuals and families in their communities.
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55 45
36–40 hours/week
$150,000 – 250,000 /year
2–3 plus clinical year years
GP sub-specialty
  • General practice rural
    Rural general practice specialty
    Rural general practitioners provide comprehensive and continuing medical and health care to individuals, families and the broader community in a rural and/or remote setting.Read more
  • Neonatal and perinatal medicine
    Neonatal and perinatal medicine specialty
    The practice of neonatal/perinatal medicine involves the treatment of newborn infants at all levels of care, from healthy newborns to those who require special and intensive care.Read more
  • Radiation oncology
    Radiation oncology specialty
    A radiation oncologist is a medical specialist who has specific postgraduate training in the management of patients with cancer, in particular involving the use of radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) as one aspect of treatment.Read more
  • Medical oncology
    Medical oncology specialty
    A medical oncologist is a consultant physician specialising in the investigation, study, diagnosis, management and treatment of benign and malignant growths, tumours, cancers and diseases.Read more

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