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Other Professional Occupations in Health Diagnosing and Treating  (NOC 3123)
Moncton--Richibucto Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

This unit group includes health professionals who diagnose and treat the diseases and injuries of patients and who are not elsewhere classified. This includes doctors of podiatric medicine, chiropodists and podiatrists, naturopaths, orthoptists and osteopaths. They work in private practices, clinics and hospitals.

chiropodist, doctor of osteopathy, doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.), foot specialist, naturopath, naturopathic doctor (ND), orthoptist, osteopath, osteopathic physician, podiatrist.

The following is a summary of the main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
  • Doctors of podiatric medicine are primary care practitioners who diagnose diseases, deformities and injuries of the human foot and communicate diagnoses to patients. They treat patients using braces, casts, shields, orthotic devices, physical therapy, or prescribed medications. Doctors of podiatric medicine may also perform surgery on the bones of the forefoot and the subcutaneous soft tissues of the foot.
  • Chiropodists and diploma or first-degree trained podiatrists diagnose diseases, deformities and injuries of the human foot and treat patients using braces, casts, shields, orthotic devices, physical therapy and subcutaneous soft-tissue foot surgery.
  • Naturopaths diagnose patients' diseases and disorders and employ natural methods of healing such as acupuncture and acupressure, spinal manipulation, reflexology, hydrotherapy, herbal medicines, biochemical therapy, clinical nutrition, homeopathy and counselling in their treatment.
  • Orthoptists assist ophthalmologists in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders by performing specialized eye tests to measure and assess defective binocular vision or abnormal eye movement in patients and prescribing treatment such as eye exercises or patching regimens.
  • Osteopaths or osteopathic physicians diagnose disorders and injuries of the musculo-skeletal, circulatory and nervous systems and treat patients with manipulative therapy, medications or surgery.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Moncton, Bouctouche, Dieppe, Richibucto, Riverview, Sackville, Shediac, McEwen, Salisbury

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Outlook & Prospects for Other Professional Occupations in Health Diagnosing and Treating in Moncton--Richibucto Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within New Brunswick.

Limited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Other Professional Occupations in Health Diagnosing and Treating in Moncton--Richibucto Region as well as in the rest of the New Brunswick.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Campbellton--Miramichi Region N/A N/A
Edmundston--Woodstock Region <Not assigned> 2011-05-25
Fredericton--Oromocto <Not assigned> 2012-02-07
Moncton--Richibucto Region N/A N/A
Saint John--St. Stephen Region N/A N/A

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

Week of Mar 31 - Apr 04, 2014
  • The Salvation Army has decided to close its special-care facility in south-end Saint John due to high operating costs, and 44 staff are being laid off. Some of the staff are applying for jobs at other Salvation Army locations, while some may begin their own special-care services.
  • Hogg Robinson Group, an international company specializing in corporate travel arrangements, will open a training facility and employ 50 people within two years in Moncton. The company will develop partnerships with local colleges that could lead to more student seats in travel and tourism programs, and will benefit from a provincial payroll rebate program.
  • Fredericton-based E&I Engineering has been awarded a $1.2M contract to provide electrical engineering services to the Irving pulp mill modernization project in Saint John. E&I has added an engineer and a technician to its staff.
  • Introhive, a Fredericton-based data analytics company, will double its workforce and create 60 jobs in Fredericton and Saint John over the next five years, with funding assistance from the provincial government. The positions will include program managers, developers, and customer support and quality control specialists.
  • The Kings Place parking garage in downtown Fredericton will close in April for six months to undergo a $5M renovation project
  • The King Street Ale house is expected to open in May on Queen Street in Fredericton, and is advertising for staff. The business will occupy the former site of the Garrison District Ale House, destroyed by fire over a year ago.
Week of Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2014
  • The New Brunswick Home Support Association, in collaboration with the provincial government, has developed a standardized training and certification process for home support workers employed by agencies in the province. It is hoped the move will raise the profile of workers in the sector, and assist in recruitment and retention of personnel.
  • As part of a Loblaw Companies Ltd. Atlantic Canada initiative, six dietitians will be hired by May in Atlantic Superstore locations in New Brunswick to provide advice and assistance to customers. The dietitians will be based in various regions of the province, travel to multiple stores, and may rise in number if demand grows.
  • About 10 of the 100 commissionaire positions at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown will be cut as a result of budgetary and work cycle adjustments. Workers can choose to be placed on a standby list, and will be re-hired when opportunities arise.
  • Twin Rivers Paper Company Inc. will invest $2.5M at the Plaster Rock sawmill, and add 50 jobs to the workforce of 180 by May. About 70 to 80 indirect jobs will be created in transport and in the woods. The decision is linked to anticipated improvements in the United States housing market, and the government's decision to increase crown land access to forestry companies.
Week of Mar 17 - Mar 21, 2014
  • As a result of legislative changes, pharmacists in New Brunswick can prescribe treatments for minor ailments. The New Brunswick Pharmaceutical Society indicates the changes will allow for more convenient patient care.
  • The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) predicts the economy of New Brunswick to improve slightly in 2014 with growth of 1% while adding 1,800 jobs. Some activity in non-residential construction and possible new mining developments are noted, but the province lacks a major project which could act as an economic catalyst at this time.
  • According to the Conference Board of Canada, New Brunswick's economy will grow by 0.8% in 2014, the second lowest rate in the country. However, the board indicates there could be some turnaround in 2015, due to increased industrial production and a stronger market for exports to the United States.
  • Renovations are underway on a new private school, the Fredericton Christian Academy, which will open in September in the building occupied by the former South Devon Elementary School on MacLaren Avenue in Fredericton
  • J.D. Irving Ltd. will add a production line to a sawmill in Chipman, which will add 16 jobs. As a result, 39 direct and 27 indirect jobs will also be created in woodlands operations, and 96 direct and 49 indirect jobs in construction. The new line should be in production by the end of 2014.
  • J.D. Irving Ltd. will construct a new, more productive sawmill in Doaktown, which will create 40 new direct and 28 indirect jobs in woodlands operations, and 118 direct and indirect jobs in construction. The current mill employs about 115 people.
Week of Mar 10 - Mar 14, 2014
  • A $1M renovation project on the Hotel-Dieu Hospital in Perth-Andover will take place from mid-March to the end of June
  • PepsiCo Beverages Canada will shut down its warehouse in Moncton, and the work will be taken over by a third-party operator, Armour Logistics. A total of 43 employees in Moncton and Dartmouth, N.S. will be laid off.
  • International Herbs Medical Marijuana Ltd. will start a medical marijuana facility in the former Atlantic Yarns building in Atholville. The plan is to create about 1,000 jobs by the end of a four-phase development.
  • According to TransCanada Pipelines, electricians, pipefitters, millwrights, boilermakers, and labourers would be important trades in the construction and operation of the proposed oil pipeline from Quebec City to Saint John. It is hoped the project could start by 2016, with 900 jobs in development and 2,900 in construction.
  • The New Brunswick government will increase by 20% the amount of wood available from crown land to the forestry industry. According to the government, the plan will help create jobs in forestry and sawmills, where production has dropped significantly over the last decade.
  • J.D. Irving Ltd. will soon begin a two-phase, four-year modernization of its Saint John pulp mill. The project will create 600 construction jobs on site, and 326 new full-time forestry jobs across the province. Project announcements at other Irving operations, linked to the government¿s plan to increase crown land wood allotments, are expected in the coming days.
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