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 are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). 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 3211) in Manitoba for the 2022-2024 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.

What are the Main Trends Affecting Employment?

• Increased demand for testing as a result of the health care needs of a growing, aging population.

• Emergence of new areas of diagnostics such as genetic (DNA) and molecular oncology testing.

• Demand for laboratory testing is moderated by the wide accessibility of self-monitoring medical devices.

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:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 55%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 39%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 85% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 15% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 77% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 23% 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 35 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 21% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 79% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: less than 5% compared to 31% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 60% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 33% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 7% 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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