Job prospects Support Services Assistant - Medical in Newfoundland and Labrador

Job opportunities for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) are fair in Newfoundland and Labrador over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a support services assistant - medical.

Note that the current 2019-2021 Employment Outlook was published in December 2019 based on information available at that time.

Job opportunities in Newfoundland and Labrador

support services assistant - medical
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Several 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 Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 4,750 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): 46%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 27%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 13%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 77% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 23% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 61% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates work all year, while 39% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 26 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Newfoundland and Labrador by economic region.

    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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    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.

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