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.

Paediatric intensive care medicine
Intensive care physicians specialise in the care of critically ill infants, children, and adolescents, usually in an intensive care unit (ICU).
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36–40 hours/week
$140,000 – $210,000 /year
6+ years
GP sub-specialty
  • General practice
    General practice specialty
    General practitioners provide person-centred, comprehensive and coordinated whole person health care to individuals and families in their communities.Read more
  • Paediatric nephrology
    Paediatric nephrology specialty
    Nephrology pertains to the study of the kidneys and associated disease.Read more
  • Microbiology
    Microbiology specialty
    The discipline of microbiology involves the use of laboratory techniques to diagnose infectious diseases, recommend antibiotic therapy, and advise, correlate, coordinate and educate clinicians regarding aspects of the pathogenesis, epidemiology, prevention and management of infection.Read more
  • Infectious diseases
    Infectious diseases specialty
    Infectious diseases physicians provide a predominantly hospital-based service, specialising in the various clinical, laboratory and public health aspects of infectious diseases medicine and microbiology.Read more

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