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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 Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014 Week of Jun 30 - Jul 04, 2014 Week of Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014 Week of Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014
  • The Potash Corporation will be temporarily extending operations at the Penobquis mining facility near Sussex, and has rescinded layoff notices for 50 employees. The company also will begin producing ore in the fall of 2014 at the nearby Picadilly plant.
  • The Conference Board of Canada has reported that real GDP in New Brunswick has risen by 1.1% this year. This is primarily due to new investments in the forestry and potash sectors.
  • The Foyer Saint-Antoine nursing home in Kent County will add 30 beds as part of a $9.2M expansion. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2015.
  • In September, approximately 20 bilingual technology support jobs will be created with FacilicorpNB in Edmundston. The company supports the services of New Brunswick's hospitals.
  • According to the government of New Brunswick, its recently announced forestry strategy, which will increase the amount of wood that can be taken from public forests by 20% per year, is expected to create at least 500 forestry and 1,200 construction jobs in New Brunswick
  • Contracts for water and sewage upgrades in Fredericton have been awarded to Monteith Underground Services Ltd. and Charmac Construction Co. Ltd.
  • Piatto Pizzeria & Enoteca, an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria, has opened on Maine Street in Moncton
  • The Jean Coutu pharmacy in Bathurst is currently undergoing renovations in order to double its size. Its owner has also purchased property in Beresford to build a second pharmacy, where construction will begin this fall.
Please consult the Moncton--Richibucto Region and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.