Job prospects Medical Laboratory Technical Assistant in Ontario
Job opportunities for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) are good in Ontario over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a medical laboratory technical assistant.
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
The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in Ontario for the 2021-2023 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to several 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.
Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Ontario region:
- Approximately 10,300 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||Good Good|
|Kingston–Pembroke Region||Good Good|
|Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region||Good Good|
|London Region||Good Good|
|Muskoka–Kawarthas Region||Good Good|
|Northeast Region||Good Good|
|Northwest Region||Good Good|
|Ottawa Region||Good Good|
|Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region||Good Good|
|Toronto Region||Good Good|
|Windsor-Sarnia Region||Good Good|
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