Job prospects Medical Laboratory Technical Assistant in Ontario
Job opportunities for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) are fair in Ontario over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a medical laboratory technical assistant.
Note that the current 2019-2021 employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. We are working to update this information as soon as possible. In the meantime, visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation. You can also read our newly updated sectoral profiles to learn about recent developments for key economic sectors in your region.
Job opportunities in Ontario
The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in Ontario for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
- 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.
Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Ontario region:
- Approximately 10,150 people work in this occupation.
- Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
- Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 57%
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 31%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 71% compared to 79% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 29% compared to 21% for all occupations
- 65% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants work all year, while 35% 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 34 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
- Less than 5% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Ontario by economic region.
|Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region||Fair Fair|
|Kingston–Pembroke Region||Limited Limited|
|Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region||Fair Fair|
|London Region||Fair Fair|
|Muskoka–Kawarthas Region||Fair Fair|
|Northeast Region||Fair Fair|
|Northwest Region||Fair Fair|
|Ottawa Region||Fair Fair|
|Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region||Good Good|
|Toronto Region||Fair Fair|
|Windsor-Sarnia Region||Fair Fair|
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