Job prospects Dentist in Alberta

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Job opportunities in Alberta

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be good for Dentists (NOC 31110) in Alberta for the 2023-2025 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Dentists in Alberta:

  • Approximately 2,400 people work in this occupation.
  • Dentists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): more than 95%
  • 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
  • 35% of dentists work all year, while 65% work only part of the year, compared to 61% and 39% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 43 weeks compared to 42 weeks for all occupations.
  • 81% of dentists are self-employed compared to an average of 15% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 63% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 37% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: n/a
    • high school diploma or equivalent: n/a
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: n/a
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: n/a
    • bachelor's degree: n/a
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: more than 95% compared to 9% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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