Job prospects Medical Laboratory Technologist in Manitoba

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "medical laboratory technologist" in Manitoba or Canada.

Job opportunities in Manitoba

Note: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years

Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 32120) in Manitoba for the 2023-2025 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.
  • The Government of Manitoba is implementing a $400 million Health Care Human Resource Action Plan. The strategy, initially announced in 2022, aims to hire 2,000 health care workers. The plan supports the retention, training, and recruitment of health care physicians, nurses, and allied health staff.
  • Increased demand for testing as a result of the health care needs of a growing, aging population.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in Manitoba:

  • Approximately 1,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 48%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 45%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 89% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 11% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 81% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 19% work only part of the year, compared to 65% and 35% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 46 weeks compared to 43 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 17% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 83% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: n/a
    • high school diploma or equivalent: n/a
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 49% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 37% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 12% compared to 8% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Location Job prospects
Interlake Region Undetermined
North Central Region Undetermined
North Region Undetermined
Parklands Region Undetermined
South Central Region Undetermined
Southeast Region Undetermined
Southwest Region Very good
Winnipeg Region Very good

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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