Job prospects Medical Laboratory Technologist in Québec

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Job opportunities in Québec

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

Prospects over the next 3 years

Good

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

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

  • Approximately 4,000 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 83%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 11%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 87% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 13% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 69% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 31% 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 37 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 18% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 82% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: less than 5% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: less than 5% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 78% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 13% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 5% compared to 9% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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