Job prospects Support Services Assistant - Medical near Prince George (BC)

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 Prince George (BC) 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

support services assistant - medical
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in the Cariboo 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 a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • An aging population is driving long-term demand for more healthcare services.
  • Demand also spiked due to the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing pressure for healthcare workers.
  • More workers will be required to meet demand in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Cariboo region:

  • Approximately 980 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 72%
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 21%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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