Job prospects Support Services Assistant - Medical in British Columbia
Job opportunities for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) are good in British Columbia over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a support services assistant - medical.
Job opportunities in British Columbia
The employment outlook will be good for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 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 Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates in the British Columbia region:
- Approximately 34,600 people work in this occupation.
- Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates mainly work in the following sectors:
- Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 45%
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 20%
- Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 15%
- Social assistance (NAICS 624): 11%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 69% compared to 77% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 31% compared to 23% for all occupations
- 53% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 47% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 14% for all occupations.
The B.C. Care Providers Association (BCCPA) has flagged a severe shortage of care aides in the province. In response, the province will be adding approximately 1,500 new full-time health care positions over the next few years. These positions will include health care aides, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and other professionals.
In addition, hundreds of part-time or casual positions will be converted to full-time positions.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in British Columbia by economic region.
|Cariboo Region||Good Good|
|Kootenay Region||Good Good|
|Lower Mainland–Southwest Region||Good Good|
|Nechako Region||Good Good|
|North Coast Region||Good Good|
|Northeast Region||Good Good|
|Thompson–Okanagan Region||Good Good|
|Vancouver Island and Coast Region||Good Good|
You can also look at this data on a map. Go to LMI Explore
Job prospects elsewhere in Canada
We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Canada over the next 10 years.
- Date modified: