Open Colleges
nutrition Nutrition Chronic Disease Manager careersnutrition outlook

Employment Outlook

Chronic Disease Manager

Chronic Disease Managers provide food and liquid treatments to their clients, and provide advice and care for individuals suffering with illness and disease. 


Average wage for

Employment Levels

According to the Department of Employment, there were 4 900 people employed in roles similar to Chronic Disease Managers as of November 2012, with projected employment levels in 2017 of 6 000. Employment for similar roles has risen by a rate of 5.6 % over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly through 2017.

Employment by State

A majority of those working in roles similar to Chronic Disease Managers are located in New South Wales (32.3%), followed by Victoria (24.7%) and Queensland (21.1%).

Gender Split

This is a significantly more female dominated industry across both full time work (41.9%) and part-time work, with a predominance in female part-time work at 52.2%. Males make up 4.0% of full time employment and only 1.9% of part time employment.

Age Brackets

The median age for people in roles similar to Chronic Disease Managers is 32, which is 8 years younger than the median age of all other occupations.

Hours Worked

People in roles similar to Chronic Disease Managers work an average of 41.1 hours per week. This is the same as the average for all occupations. Male and female full time work is closely split at 45.8% and 40.7% respectfully.

Education Level

Almost all workers employed in a profession similar to Chronic Disease Managers have either a Bachelor degree (47.4%) or higher (52.6%).

Chronic Disease Manager Duties & Tasks

  • Promote health and provide education to clients
  • Improve self-management of people with chronic diseases
  • Assist health professionals in the management of chronic diseases



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.