Where does come from?
The man health care worker emoji was added to Emoji 4.0 in 2016 and is depicted across platforms in a white lab coat or colored scrubs with a stethoscope around his neck, as shown in the screenshot from Emojipedia below. The male medical worker representation was followed shortly by its female counterpart in summer of 2016 when Google, a Unicode consortium member, proposed the creation of more female emojis in professional industries.
The man health worker emoji is available in a range of skin tones, which were made available in 2015.
Who uses ?
The man health worker emoji is used as a representation of almost anything pertaining to the medical field, whether a medical issue, professed love for a personal provider, or even as an implication of complicity in something like the opiate addiction crisis.
Unscrupulous US drug pushers buy powdered Chinese fentanyl from unregulated websites. They mold the powder into legitimate-looking ‘pain pills’ with pill presses you can buy on E-Bay, then sell them on street. Meanwhile, Ignorant politicians harass legitimate pain pts in opiates.
— Dan Laird👨⚕️🇺🇸🏴🏥🏛 (@DanLairdMD) August 12, 2018
Of course, this emoji is quite popular on social-media posts that celebrate becoming a medical professional.
Soon to be 👩⚕️👨⚕️💉 pic.twitter.com/bCTaKyl0Xs
— Drian (@hanzarianag) August 10, 2018
Sometimes, it’s just used as a good excuse for eating pizza, too …
Doctor 👨⚕️ told me to get my daily veggies: pic.twitter.com/BOpx8rkgTO
— Ledo Pizza (@LedoPizza) August 15, 2018