Job prospects Medical Laboratory Technologist in Prince Edward Island

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "medical laboratory technologist" was moved from the group Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) to the group Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 32120).

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

Job opportunities in Prince Edward Island

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

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Prospects over the next 3 years

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in Prince Edward Island 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.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in Prince Edward Island:

  • Approximately 100 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 87%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 11%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 92% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 8% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 75% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 25% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 13% compared to 51% for all occupations
    • Women: 88% 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: n/a
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 44% compared to 28% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 48% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 7% compared to 7% for all occupations

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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