Job prospects for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants

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Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants ( 3212 )

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Newfoundland and LabradorFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 350 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 54%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 37%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 81% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 19% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 73% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants work all year, while 27% 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 40 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Avalon Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Avalon Peninsula region 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Avalon Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 240 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 64%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 28%
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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 50 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 59%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 17%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 13%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 71% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 29% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 57% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants work all year, while 43% 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 28 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.

Nova ScotiaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in Nova Scotia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of several 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 650 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 52%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 39%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 76% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 24% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 70% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants work all year, while 30% 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 29 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Annapolis Valley Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Annapolis Valley region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of several 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Annapolis Valley region:

  • Approximately 50 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 52%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 48%
Cape Breton Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Cape Breton region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of several 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Cape Breton region:

  • Approximately 90 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 79%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 21%
Halifax Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Halifax region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of several 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.

The supply of medical lab technicians may be larger than it is for medical lab technologists due to the shorter training period. As well, automation of some testing may work against employment growth for technicians. Workers in this occupation may at times be able to find work in laboratories outside of the health industry.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Halifax region:

  • Approximately 420 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 59%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 32%
North Shore Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the North Shore region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of several 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the North Shore region:

  • Approximately 60 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 53%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 47%
Southern Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Southern region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of several 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Southern region:

  • Approximately 30 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 63%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 37%

New BrunswickGood

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in New Brunswick 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 600 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 69%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 20%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 77% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 23% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 64% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants work all year, while 36% 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 32 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Campbellton–Miramichi Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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.
  • 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Campbellton - Miramichi region:

  • Approximately 70 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 92%
Edmundston–Woodstock Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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.
  • 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Edmundston - Woodstock region:

  • Approximately 30 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 64%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 36%
Fredericton–Oromocto Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Fredericton - Oromocto region:

  • Approximately 30 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 86%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 14%
Moncton–Richibucto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Moncton - Richibucto region:

  • Approximately 180 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 83%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 6%
Saint John–St. Stephen Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Saint John - St. Stephen region:

  • Approximately 120 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 68%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 26%

QuebecFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in Québec 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in Québec:

  • Approximately 4,750 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 44%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 18%
    • Other professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 5414, 5416-5419): 12%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 86% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 14% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 63% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants work all year, while 37% 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 34 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

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 Undetermined

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

Capitale-Nationale Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Capitale-Nationale region 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Capitale-Nationale region:

  • Approximately 730 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 54%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 15%
    • Chemical manufacturing (NAICS 325): 14%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 9%
Centre-du-Québec Region Undetermined

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

Chaudière-Appalaches Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Chaudière - Appalaches region 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Chaudière - Appalaches region:

  • Approximately 270 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 64%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 9%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 6%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 5%
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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Estrie 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Estrie region:

  • Approximately 250 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 80%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 9%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 7%
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 Undetermined

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

Laurentides Region Undetermined

An employment outlook for this occupation was not assessed in this region.

Laval Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region, 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region:

  • Approximately 2,360 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 63%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 15%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
Mauricie Region Undetermined

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

Montréal Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 2,360 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 63%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 15%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
Montérégie Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Montérégie 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Montérégie region:

  • Approximately 930 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 63%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 15%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Outaouais region 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Outaouais region:

  • Approximately 180 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 71%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 12%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 10%
    • Management and Administrative Services (NAICS 55-56): 7%
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region:

  • Approximately 140 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 55%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 37%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%

OntarioFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in Ontario 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 10,150 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 57%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 31%
  • 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
  • 65% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants work all year, while 35% 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 34 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 1,190 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 93%
Kingston–Pembroke Region Limited

The employment outlook will be limited for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Kingston - Pembroke 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Kingston - Pembroke region:

  • Approximately 270 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
    • Other services (except public administration) (NAICS 81): 6%
Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 780 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 93%
London Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the London region 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the London region:

  • Approximately 530 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Muskoka–Kawarthas Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Muskoka - Kawarthas 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region:

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 78%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 22%
Northeast Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Northeast 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.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 340 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Northwest Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Northwest 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.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Northwest region:

  • Approximately 160 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Ottawa Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Ottawa region 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 1,110 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 77%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 6%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 6%
Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 130 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Toronto Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Toronto 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 5,060 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 89%
Windsor-Sarnia Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Windsor - Sarnia 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Windsor - Sarnia region:

  • Approximately 390 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%

ManitobaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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.
  • 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 950 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 67%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 16%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 5%
  • 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
  • 67% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants work all year, while 33% 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 31 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

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 Undetermined

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

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 Undetermined

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

Southeast Region Undetermined

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

Southwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Southwest 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Southwest region:

  • Approximately 150 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Winnipeg Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Winnipeg 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Winnipeg region:

  • Approximately 630 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 86%

SaskatchewanFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in Saskatchewan 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Saskatchewan region:

  • Approximately 750 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 49%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 35%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 78% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 22% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 72% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants work all year, while 28% 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 32 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Northern Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Northern region:

  • Approximately 100 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 89%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 11%
Prince Albert Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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 several unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Prince Albert region:

  • Approximately 100 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 89%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 11%
Regina–Moose Mountain Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Regina - Moose Mountain region:

  • Approximately 260 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 92%
Saskatoon–Biggar Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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.
  • 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.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Saskatoon - Biggar region:

  • Approximately 290 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 83%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 9%
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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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.
  • 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 4,250 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 70%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 24%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 71% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 29% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 64% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants work all year, while 36% 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.
  • Less than 5% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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.
  • 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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.
  • 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region:

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Calgary Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Calgary 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 1,580 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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.
  • 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Camrose - Drumheller region:

  • Approximately 220 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Edmonton Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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.
  • 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 1,600 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 93%
Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 320 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 87%
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41): 6%
    • Miscellaneous manufacturing (NAICS 339): 6%
Red Deer Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Red Deer region:

  • Approximately 230 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in British Columbia 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 5,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 56%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 34%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 66% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 34% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 59% of medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants work all year, while 41% 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.
  • Regional outlooks

Cariboo Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Cariboo 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Cariboo region:

  • Approximately 140 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Kootenay Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Kootenay 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Kootenay region:

  • Approximately 100 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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.
  • 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 3,340 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
Nechako Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the Nechako 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Nechako region:

  • Approximately 90 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 77%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 12%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 12%
North Coast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) in the North 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the North Coast region:

  • Approximately 90 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 77%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 12%
    • Local, municipal, regional, aboriginal and other public administration (NAICS 913-919): 12%
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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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.
  • 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 560 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants (NOC 3212) 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.
  • 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 laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 800 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists' assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 93%

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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