Job prospects Medical Laboratory Technologist in the Avalon Peninsula Region

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

Current and future job prospects

Note: These outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). Learn more about our methodology.

Recent trends from the past 3 years


Over the past few years (2019-2021), the labour market was balanced for Medical laboratory technologists in the Avalon Peninsula Region. The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available in this occupation.

Source Labour Market Information | Recent Trends Assessment Methodology

Job outlook over the next 3 years


The employment outlook will be moderate for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Avalon Peninsula region 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.

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 the Avalon Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 220 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 64%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 28%

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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