Job prospects Medical Laboratory Technologist in the West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region
Explore current and future job prospects for people working as "Medical laboratory technologists" in the West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador 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 West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region. The number of job openings was about the same as the number of workers available in this occupation.
Job outlook over the next 3 years
The employment outlook will be moderate for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador 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 West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador region:
- Approximately 110 people worked in this occupation in May 2016.
- Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 83%
- Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 12%
- Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 5%
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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