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Medical administrative assistants  (NOC 1243)
Annapolis Valley Region
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Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.

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Table on the employment potential for Medical administrative assistants in Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Nova Scotia Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-12-23

For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Medical administrative assistants (NOC 1243) in Nova Scotia.

This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • A large number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.

Here are some key facts about Medical administrative assistants in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 1,400 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical administrative assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 80%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 16%
  • 77% of Medical administrative assistants work all year, while 23% work only part of the year, compared to 65% and 35% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 39 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 79% compared to 67% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 20% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: less than 5% for all occupations
    • Women: more than 95%
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • No high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • High school diploma or equivalent: 8% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 14% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 63% compared to 27% for all occupations
    • Bachelor's degree: 6% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 5% compared to 9% for all occupations
Table on the employment potential for Medical administrative assistants in Annapolis Valley Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Annapolis Valley Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-12-23
Cape Breton Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-12-23
Halifax Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-12-23
North Shore Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-12-23
Southern Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-12-23

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

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