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: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (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|
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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
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