Job prospects Support Services Assistant - Medical in Yukon
Job opportunities for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) are good in Yukon over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a support services assistant - medical.
Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.
Job opportunities in Yukon
The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Yukon for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
- Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
The Whistle Bend Continuing Care Facility opened in the fall of 2018, with specialized units to open over the next two years. Opportunities in this occupation are expected to be strong to meet the growing needs of the territory's aging population.
Here are some key facts about Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the Yukon region:
- Approximately 250 people work in this occupation.
- Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
- Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 95%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 82% compared to 82% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 18% compared to 18% for all occupations
- 62% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 38% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
- Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
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Job prospects elsewhere in Canada
We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Canada over the next 10 years.
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