Job prospects Support Services Assistant - Medical near Grande Prairie (AB)
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "support services assistant - medical" was moved from the group Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) to the group Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 33102).
Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates" near Grande Prairie (AB) or Canada.
Current and future job prospects
Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.
Recent trends from the past 3 years
The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.
Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology
Job outlook over the next 3 years
The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region for the 2022-2024 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Alberta’s population and its proportion of residents aged 65+ are predicted to increase over the next 20 years, contributing to demand for this occupation. The Alberta government’s Budget 2022 allocates $22 billion for health services in 2022-23, an increase of approximately $500 million or 2.4% from 2021-22, excluding the costs related to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Alberta government has signaled that it may soon pursue wage cuts for health sector employees.
Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:
- Approximately 1,650 people work in this occupation.
- Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
- Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 60%
- Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 33%
Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology
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