Job prospects Medical Laboratory Technologist in Saskatchewan

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

Job opportunities in Saskatchewan

Note: These outlooks were updated on November 29th, 2023. 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 32120) in Saskatchewan for the 2023-2025 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 Saskatchewan:

  • Approximately 700 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 72%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 25%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 80% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 20% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 78% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 22% work only part of the year, compared to 65% and 35% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 46 weeks compared to 43 weeks for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 15% compared to 53% for all occupations
    • Women: 85% compared to 47% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 11% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: less than 5% compared to 33% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 5% compared to 15% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 66% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 20% compared to 18% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 6% compared to 7% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

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