Job prospects Medical Radiation Technologist in Nova Scotia

Job opportunities for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) are good in Nova Scotia over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a medical radiation technologist.

Note: These employment prospects were published in December 2021 based on the information available at the time of analysis. The next update will be in December 2022. To learn more, see our FAQs. You can also find additional information on the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard.

Job opportunities in Nova Scotia

medical radiation technologist
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in Nova Scotia for the 2021-2023 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.

Hospitals are the main employers of medical radiation technologists, and it is not uncommon for those in the occupation to work at multiple hospitals. There are a reasonable number of job ads throughout the province. Being willing to take a job in a smaller community improves one's chances of finding work. Casual or part-time employment is not unusual and is often the way new graduates begin their career.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 550 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 71%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 21%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 87% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 13% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 71% of medical radiation technologists work all year, while 29% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Annapolis Valley Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Cape Breton Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Halifax Region Undetermined Undetermined
    North Shore Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Southern Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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