Job prospects Medical Receptionist in Yukon

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 receptionist" was moved from the group Receptionists (NOC 1414) to the group Receptionists (NOC 14101).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "medical receptionist" in Yukon or Canada.

Job opportunities in Yukon

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Receptionists (NOC 1414) in Yukon for the 2022-2024 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
  • Receptionists are mostly employed in the territory's healthcare and social assistance industry, which is currently facing labour shortages.
  • Advancements in technology, including automated telephone answering services, will continue to limit employment for this occupation, particularly for telephone operators included in this group.

Here are some key facts about Receptionists in Yukon:

  • Approximately 200 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Receptionists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Health care and social services (NAICS 62): 38%
    • Public Administration and Defence (NAICS 91): 24%
    • Other Commercial Services (NAICS 54-56, 81): 11%
    • Tourism & Culture (NAICS 51, 71-72): 6%
    • Finance, insurance and Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 52-53): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 76% compared to 82% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 24% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • 56% of receptionists work all year, while 43% 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 22 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 13% compared to 50% for all occupations
    • Women: 87% compared to 50% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: 14% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 54% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 8% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 20% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: n/a
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 9% for all occupations

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