Job prospects for Medical radiation technologists

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Occupation

Medical radiation technologists (3215)

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Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

Newfoundland and LabradorFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • A moderate number of 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 350 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 76%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 21%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: more than 95% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: less than 5% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 75% of medical radiation technologists work all year, while 25% 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 42 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Avalon Peninsula Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

South Coast–Burin Peninsula Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Prince Edward IslandGood

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 100 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 88%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 10%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 78% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 22% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 89% of medical radiation technologists work all year, while 11% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 42 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.

Nova ScotiaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in Nova Scotia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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.

Hospitals are the main employers of medical radiation technologists, and it is not uncommon for those in the occupation to work at multiple hospitals. There are a reasonable number of job ads throughout the province. Being willing to take a job in a smaller community improves one's chances of finding work. Casual or part-time employment is not unusual and is often the way new graduates begin their career.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 550 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 71%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 21%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 87% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 13% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 71% of medical radiation technologists work all year, while 29% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Annapolis Valley Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Annapolis Valley region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Annapolis Valley region:

  • Approximately 60 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 70%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 15%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 14%
Cape Breton Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Cape Breton region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Cape Breton region:

  • Approximately 70 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 88%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 12%
Halifax Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Halifax region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Halifax region:

  • Approximately 300 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 74%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 21%
North Shore Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the North Shore region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the North Shore region:

  • Approximately 80 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 73%
    • Plastics and rubber products and chemicals manufacturing (NAICS 325-326): 10%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 9%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 8%
Southern Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Southern region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Southern region:

  • Approximately 50 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 85%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 15%

New BrunswickGood

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in New Brunswick for the 2019-2021 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 600 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 79%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 13%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 87% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 13% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 71% of medical radiation technologists work all year, while 29% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 36 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Campbellton–Miramichi Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Campbellton - Miramichi region for the 2019-2021 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Campbellton - Miramichi region:

  • Approximately 90 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 86%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 8%
Edmundston–Woodstock Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Edmundston - Woodstock region for the 2019-2021 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Edmundston - Woodstock region:

  • Approximately 60 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622):more than 95%
Fredericton–Oromocto Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Fredericton - Oromocto region for the 2019-2021 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Fredericton - Oromocto region:

  • Approximately 70 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 68%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 26%
Moncton–Richibucto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Moncton - Richibucto region for the 2019-2021 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Moncton - Richibucto region:

  • Approximately 210 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622):more than 95%
Saint John–St. Stephen Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Saint John - St. Stephen region for the 2019-2021 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Saint John - St. Stephen region:

  • Approximately 190 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 70%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 19%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 9%

QuebecFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in Québec for the 2019-2021 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 Medical radiation technologists in Québec:

  • Approximately 5,850 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 82%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 13%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 83% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 17% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 65% of medical radiation technologists work all year, while 35% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 38 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region:

  • Approximately 130 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 92%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 8%
Capitale-Nationale Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Capitale-Nationale region for the 2019-2021 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Capitale-Nationale region:

  • Approximately 740 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Centre-du-Québec Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Centre-du-Québec region for the 2019-2021 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.
  • Recent graduates from fields of study related to this occupation have found it easy to find work.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Centre-du-Québec region:

  • Approximately 150 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Chaudière - Appalaches region for the 2019-2021 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Chaudière - Appalaches region:

  • Approximately 350 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Côte-Nord Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Estrie Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Estrie region for the 2019-2021 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Estrie region:

  • Approximately 340 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Lanaudière Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Lanaudière region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Lanaudière region:

  • Approximately 400 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 90%
Laurentides Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Laurentides region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Laurentides region:

  • Approximately 330 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Laval Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region, for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Medical radiation technologists in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region:

  • Approximately 2,640 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 93%
Mauricie Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Mauricie region for the 2019-2021 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.
  • Recent graduates from fields of study related to this occupation have found it easy to find work.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Mauricie region:

  • Approximately 150 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Montréal Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Medical radiation technologists in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 2,640 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 93%
Montérégie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Montérégie region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Montérégie region:

  • Approximately 970 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Nord-du-Québec Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Outaouais Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Outaouais region for the 2019-2021 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Outaouais region:

  • Approximately 260 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region for the 2019-2021 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region:

  • Approximately 240 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
    • Primary metal manufacturing (NAICS 331): 6%

OntarioGood

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) 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.

Close to three-quarters of medical radiation technologists are employed in hospitals. A small portion are also employed in medical and diagnostics laboratories. Employment in this occupation has been steadily increasing in Ontario over the past decade. The increased incidence and prevalence of diseases like cancer will continue to drive the need for medical radiation technologists in detecting and treating these illnesses.

In order to improve health outcomes, the provincial government has embarked on screening programs for the early detection and prevention of some cancers, which could help support job prospects for these professionals. There has also been an increase in the number of sport-related brain injuries over the last few years, which could prompt emergency departments of hospitals to hire additional medical radiation technologists. The health-care needs of a growing and aging population will continue to generate demand for diagnostic imaging services such as MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) and may further support the need for medical radiation technologists.

Over the past decade, the province has invested in enhanced screening for newborns, enhanced cancer screening, and shortening wait times for diagnostic procedures for hip/knee replacements, which should create additional demand for these professionals. Investment over the last decade towards reduction of wait times for various patients, including those waiting for cancer radiation therapy, could positively affect the demand for this occupation in the province and may lead to more opportunities in future years. Recent announcements by the provincial government aimed at reducing “hallway medicine” and extended wait times may improve employment opportunities for this profession, as diagnostic imaging is often an important component of medical diagnoses.

However, given that employment opportunities are generally influenced by the level of provincial funding allocated to hospitals and cancer treatment centres, adjustments in funding may affect the level of job creation in this occupation beyond the forecast period. Small increases in operating funding expenditures for public hospitals and radiology services could temper employment opportunities in the future.

In Ontario, medical radiation technologists are regulated by the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO). The use of radiation practices may be applied to a broader range of conditions than in the past. Technologists with knowledge and experience in more than one of the four key specialities of radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine or magnetic resonance may have an improved outlook. While job prospects are favourable, some of the new entrants to this field may have to accept part-time or temporary work when starting their career until full-time positions become available. Also, these health professionals may be required to work various shifts including evenings and weekends based on operational needs, therefore flexibility is an asset.

The number of medical radiation technologists becoming registered with CMRTO jumped sharply in 2017 and 2018 as provincial legislation restricted the use and application of diagnostic ultrasounds to members of the CMRTO. A vast majority of technologists who attain CMRTO certification are trained in Ontario. Medical radiation technologists who have trained in CMRTO approved institutions in other provinces can apply for certification and can be considered as part of the labour pool for Ontario. Internationally trained technologists must meet the requirements for registration as outlined by CMRTO before they can work in Ontario.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 9,500 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 71%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 19%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 78% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 22% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 74% of medical radiation technologists work all year, while 26% 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 35 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of medical radiation technologists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region 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.

The region is home to one of Ontario's largest hospital networks which could support work opportunities for these technologists.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 1,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 95%
Kingston–Pembroke Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Kingston - Pembroke region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Kingston - Pembroke region:

  • Approximately 490 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 80%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 7%
Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region 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.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 770 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
London Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the London region 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.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the London region:

  • Approximately 700 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Muskoka–Kawarthas Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region:

  • Approximately 240 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 62%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 30%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
Northeast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Northeast region 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.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 490 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Northwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Northwest region 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.

Jobs prospects for medical radiation technologists are expected to be favourable particularly in the Thunder Bay area, which is home to the primary cancer care centre serving the entire Northwest region.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Northwest region:

  • Approximately 190 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Ottawa Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Ottawa region 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.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 910 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 90%
Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region 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.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 260 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 68%
    • Utilities (NAICS 22): 24%
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 5%
Toronto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Relative to all sectors, the region accounts for an above average share of Ontario's medical and diagnostic laboratories. In addition, Toronto's strong population growth could support favourable job opportunities for these professionals.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 3,630 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 90%
Windsor-Sarnia Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Windsor - Sarnia region for the 2019-2021 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Windsor - Sarnia region:

  • Approximately 570 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%

ManitobaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in Manitoba for the 2019-2021 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 850 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 49%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 43%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 71% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 29% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 73% of medical radiation technologists work all year, while 27% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Interlake Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

North Central Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the North Central region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several 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 Medical radiation technologists in the North Central region:

  • Approximately 140 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 5%
North Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Parklands Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

South Central Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the South Central region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several 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 Medical radiation technologists in the South Central region:

  • Approximately 140 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 5%
Southeast Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Southwest Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Winnipeg Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Winnipeg region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Winnipeg region:

  • Approximately 470 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%

SaskatchewanFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in Saskatchewan for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Saskatchewan region:

  • Approximately 850 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 66%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 22%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 80% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 20% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 67% of medical radiation technologists work all year, while 33% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of medical radiation technologists are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Northern Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Northern region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several 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 radiation technologists in the Northern region:

  • Approximately 140 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 82%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 12%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
Prince Albert Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Prince Albert region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several 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 radiation technologists in the Prince Albert region:

  • Approximately 140 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 82%
    • Mining and quarrying (NAICS 212): 12%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
Regina–Moose Mountain Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Regina - Moose Mountain region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Regina - Moose Mountain region:

  • Approximately 300 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 95%
Saskatoon–Biggar Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Saskatoon - Biggar region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Saskatoon - Biggar region:

  • Approximately 310 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 95%
Swift Current–Moose Jaw Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Yorkton–Melville Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

AlbertaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 2,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 47%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 45%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 73% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 27% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 68% of medical radiation technologists work all year, while 32% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 170 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 86%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 7%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 6%
Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region:

  • Approximately 170 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 86%
    • Fabricated metal product manufacturing (NAICS 332): 7%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 6%
Calgary Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Calgary region 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.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 760 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 95%
Camrose–Drumheller Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Camrose - Drumheller region for the 2019-2021 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Camrose - Drumheller region:

  • Approximately 90 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 89%
    • Support activities for mining, oil and gas (NAICS 213): 11%
Edmonton Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Edmonton region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 800 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Red Deer Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Red Deer region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of 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 Medical radiation technologists in the Red Deer region:

  • Approximately 130 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 6%
Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

British ColumbiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in British Columbia 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.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 2,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 56%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 40%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 67% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 33% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 66% of medical radiation technologists work all year, while 34% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of medical radiation technologists are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional prospects

Cariboo Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Kootenay Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region 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.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 1,240 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Nechako Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

North Coast Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Northeast Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Thompson–Okanagan Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Thompson - Okanagan region 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.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 270 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical radiation technologists (NOC 3215) in the Vancouver Island and Coast region for the 2019-2021 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 small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical radiation technologists in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 410 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical radiation technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%

Yukon TerritoryUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Northwest TerritoriesUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

NunavutUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

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