Job prospects Medical Radiation Technologist in Ontario

Job opportunities for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) are good in Ontario 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 Ontario

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Prospects over the next 3 years

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

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • What Types of Employers Are Out There?

    • Hospitals
    • Medical and diagnostics laboratories

    What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?

    • The growing and aging population in Ontario will increase the need for diagnostic imaging, and radiation services and treatment.
    • Greater demand on the health care system because of the COVID-19 pandemic and a backlog of medical procedures will create work for technologists over the forecast period.
    • Increased need for enhanced cancer screening and radiation therapy.

    What Skills Do I Need to Succeed?

    • Registration with the College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO) is required to practise.
    • Certification by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists is required.
    • Training in more than one of the key disciplines of radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, radiological technology, or magnetic resonance, is an asset.

    What Other Information Will I Find Helpful?

    • Ability to work various shifts including evenings and weekends may be required.
    • In general, Bridging Programs are available to assist internationally trained professionals in various fields enter the labour market more quickly in Ontario.

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

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