Job prospects R.T.P.O. (registered Prosthetic And Orthotic Technician) in Alberta

Job opportunities for Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) (NOC 3219) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a R.T.P.O. (registered prosthetic and orthotic technician).

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

Job opportunities in Alberta

R.T.P.O. (registered prosthetic and orthotic technician)
Outlook over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) (NOC 3219) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • 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 Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 4,950 people work in this occupation.
  • Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 64%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 19%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 8%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 74% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 26% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 62% of other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) work all year, while 38% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 30 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

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

    Source Labour Market Information | Outlook Methodology

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