Job prospects Dental Assistant near St. John's (NL)
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 "dental assistant" was moved from the group Dental assistants (NOC 3411) to the group Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants (NOC 33100).
Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Dental assistants" near St. John's (NL) 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.
Job outlook over the next 3 years
The employment outlook will be moderate for Dental assistants (NOC 3411) in the Avalon Peninsula region for the 2022-2024 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of 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.
Here are some key facts about Dental assistants in the Avalon Peninsula region:
- Approximately 170 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
- Dental assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
- Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 91%
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 9%
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