Job prospects Medical Office Assistant in Ontario
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 "medical office assistant" was moved from the group Receptionists (NOC 1414) to the group Receptionists (NOC 14101).
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Job opportunities in Ontario
Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.
The employment outlook will be limited for Receptionists (NOC 1414) in Ontario for the 2022-2024 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Receptionists in Ontario:
- Approximately 56,150 people work in this occupation.
- Receptionists mainly work in the following sectors:
- Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 32%
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 8%
- Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 7%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 63% compared to 79% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 37% compared to 21% for all occupations
- 57% of receptionists work all year, while 42% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
- less than 5% of receptionists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 6% compared to 52% for all occupations
- Women: 94% compared to 48% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- no high school diploma: 8% compared to 10% for all occupations
- high school diploma or equivalent: 38% compared to 27% for all occupations
- apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 6% for all occupations
- college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 35% compared to 26% for all occupations
- bachelor's degree: 13% compared to 21% for all occupations
- university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 10% for all occupations
Breakdown by region
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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology
Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
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