Job prospects Medical Laboratory Technologist in Newfoundland and Labrador

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

Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2022-2024 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.

Increased demand for testing is expected a result of the health care needs of a growing, aging population. However, prospects will be restrained slightly by budgetary limitations and a moderate number of anticipated retirements compared to some other health professions.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in Newfoundland and Labrador:

  • Approximately 750 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 71%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 18%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 95% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 5% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 86% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 14% 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 31 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • less than 5% of medical laboratory technologists are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 11% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 89% compared to 48% 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 25% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 83% compared to 30% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 11% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: less than 5% compared to 6% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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