Job prospects Medical Laboratory Technical Assistant in the Ottawa Region

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 laboratory technical assistant" was moved from the group Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) to the group Medical laboratory assistants and related technical occupations (NOC 33101).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants" in the Ottawa Region or Canada.

Current and future job prospects

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

Recent trends from the past 3 years

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2019-2021). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Ottawa region for the 2022-2024 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 900 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 77%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 6%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 6%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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