Job prospects Administrative Assistant, Medical near Gaspé (QC)

Explore current and future job prospects for Medical administrative assistants near Gaspé (QC). These trends also apply to people working as an administrative assistant, medical.

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Recent trends

Balanced labour market

The prospect of finding work in this occupation was fair over the past few years (2016-2018). The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available.

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administrative assistant, medical
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical administrative assistants (NOC 1243) in the Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine 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.

To enter this occupation, an Attestation of Vocational Specialization in medical secretarial studies, an Attestation of College Studies in medical transcription or a Diploma of College Studies in office automation is generally required. In some cases, a Diploma of Vocational Studies in secretarial studies is a sufficient condition of employment. The mastery of both official languages is an undeniable asset for entering this occupation. Employers are generally looking for people with one to two years of work experience, versatile, self-reliant and able to work in a team and adapt to change. Proficiency in both official languages, as well as a good knowledge of medical terminology and specialized software in the medical field are assets.

Health care and social assistance services are sensitive to demographic pressures. As a result, the aging of the population is leading to increased demand for this sector of activity. However, the effects of rising health care spending are expected to be unequally distributed across occupations. In fact, the administrative modernization of the health and social services network and the increase in the use of digital tools could slow the growth of this profession in the region.

Here are some key facts about Medical administrative assistants in the Gaspésie - Îles-de-la-Madeleine region:

  • Approximately 360 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical administrative assistants mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 93%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 7%
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