Job prospects Medical Laboratory Technologist in the Halifax Region

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Medical laboratory technologists" in the Halifax Region or across Canada.

Current and future job prospects

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

Recent trends from the past 3 years

Labour shortage

Over the past few years (2020-2022), there was a labour shortage for Medical laboratory technologists in the Halifax Region. There were more job openings than workers available to fill them in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years

Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 32120) in the Halifax region for the 2023-2025 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.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Halifax region:

  • Approximately 410 people worked in this occupation in May 2021.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 69%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 31%

Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Find out what will be the job prospects for Medical laboratory technologists across Canada over the next 10 years, from 2022 to 2031.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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