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

Prospects over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 32120) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2023-2025 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.

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 700 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 78%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 18%
  • 79% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 21% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 46 weeks compared to 40 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 22% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 78% compared to 49% 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 17% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 75% compared to 23% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 21% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: n/a

Breakdown by region

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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