Job prospects Cardiovascular Technologist in Ontario

Job opportunities for Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. (NOC 3217) are fair in Ontario over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a cardiovascular technologist.

Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.

Job opportunities in Ontario

cardiovascular technologist
Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be fair for Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. (NOC 3217) in Ontario for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Demand for cardiology and electrophysiology services will likely increase with the growing and aging population in the province. Further, the demand for the services of these technologists in the forecast period should be driven by the medical community's efforts to reduce instances of heart disease and better the quality of life of those living with heart disease.

Close to two-thirds of Ontario's cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists are employed by hospitals. The provincial government's investment in enhanced screening for congenital heart disease in newborns and expanding specialized care for cardiac health could create additional demand for these professionals. However, a smaller increase in operating funding expenditures for public hospitals budgeted for the 2019/20 fiscal year compared to previous years could temper employment opportunities in the near-term future.

Cardiology technologist is not a regulated occupation in Ontario. However, in addition to mandatory training and completion of a cardiology technologist program, employers often require registration with the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists, which is the governing body for this profession. Employers within Ontario may also require registration with the Ontario Society of Cardiology Technologists. Most candidates are required to have a valid and up to date Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification. Additionally, candidates in good standing with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) may have better prospects with some employers. Job prospects may also be better for persons who are willing to work varying shifts.

Electrophysiological diagnostic technologists are usually required to be registered with either the Canadian Board of Registration of Electroneurophysiology Technologists (CBRET) or the Board of Registered Electromyography Technologists of Canada (BRETC) depending on their specialization.

Here are some key facts about Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 1,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 61%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 29%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 69% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 31% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 68% of cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. work all year, while 32% 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 29 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Ontario by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region Fair Fair
    Kingston–Pembroke Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region Undetermined Undetermined
    London Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Muskoka–Kawarthas Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Northeast Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Northwest Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Ottawa Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Toronto Region Good Good
    Windsor-Sarnia Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

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    Job prospects elsewhere in Canada

    We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. (NOC 3217) in Canada over the next 10 years.

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