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Specialist physicians  (NOC 3111)
Lower Mainland - Southwest Region
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Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Specialist physicians in Lower Mainland - Southwest Region as well as in the rest of the British Columbia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Lower Mainland - Southwest Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2016-12-23

For the 2016-2018 period, the employment outlook is expected to be good for Specialist physicians (NOC 3111) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region.

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 growth is expected to be strong.
  • A moderate number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced low levels of unemployment.

Occupations in the healthcare system have been growing in response to an aging population.

Here are some key facts about Specialist physicians in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 3,440 people work in this occupation.
  • Specialist physicians mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 93%
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 72% compared to 69% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 28% compared to 19% for all occupations
Please consult the British Columbia and Canada tabs for more useful information related to outlook.
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