Job prospects Dental Assistant in Newfoundland and Labrador
Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "dental assistant" in Newfoundland and Labrador or Canada.
Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador
Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.
Prospects over the next 3 years
The employment outlook will be moderate for Dental assistants (NOC 3411) in Newfoundland and Labrador 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 moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Dental assistants in Newfoundland and Labrador:
- Approximately 300 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
- Dental assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
- Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 81%
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 15%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 83% compared to 84% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 17% compared to 16% for all occupations
- 63% of dental assistants work all year, while 37% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 33 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: less than 5% compared to 52% for all occupations
- Women: more than 95% compared to 48% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- no high school diploma: n/a
- high school diploma or equivalent: 6% compared to 25% for all occupations
- apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 6% compared to 13% for all occupations
- college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 83% compared to 30% for all occupations
- bachelor's degree: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
- university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Newfoundland and Labrador by economic region.
|Avalon Peninsula Region|
|Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region|
|South Coast–Burin Peninsula Region|
|West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region|
Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology
Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
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