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Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental)

What they do?

Opticians prepare or supervise the preparation of eyeglasses, contact lenses, and low vision aids from prescriptions and fit them on clients.

A. Midwives provide full course care to women and their babies during pregnancy, labour, and birth as well as post-natal period.

B. Acupuncturists diagnose patients' physical problems and treat them with acupuncture needles and laser/electric stimulation.

C. Chinese medical practitioners, herbalists, homeopaths, rolfers, and reflexologists use herbs, finger pressure, manipulation, and other natural healing techniques.

D. Licensed practical nurses provide nursing care to patients under the direction of medical practitioners, registered nurses, and other health team members.

E. Operating room technicians clean and sterilize operating rooms and instruments.

F. Ambulance attendants and paramedics provide emergency medical care and transport patients to medical facilities.

Where they find work?

1. Health care and social assistance - 81.0%
2. Other services (except public administration) - 7.0%
3. Retail trade - 6.0%
4. Public administration - 2.0%

What education do I need?

1. To work in this field, you usually need a high school diploma and specialized training at college, university or private institutes in your specialty.

2. You usually need supervised practical training.

3. You also usually need registration or certification with a professional association.

4. You may need a licence in the province/territory where you'll work.

5. To be an ambulance attendant, paramedic or emergency vehicle operator, you need an appropriate driver's licence.

6. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Math
2. English
3. Sciences
4. Health

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) is $18.94/HR, which is below average for occupations in the health sector and close to the average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) wages

Expected Wage by Age

Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) Wage By Age

Unemployment:

1% of Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) are unemployed. This rate is below the average for technical, professional, and skilled occupations.

Unemployment

Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) is considered Average because:

1. Employment grew at an average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($18.94) are close to the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is above average.

3. The unemployment rate (1%) is below the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be close to the average.

2. Although the retirement rate will likely be average, the number of retiring workers should contribute to job openings.

3. The number of job seekers will likely match the number of job openings.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations (per 10,000 people) of Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) are found in Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island while the lowest concentrations are in Ontario and Manitoba.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (74%) is above the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Business procedures

Part Time Workers

Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


30% of Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 98,700 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 8% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The retirement rate to 2009 will likely be average influenced by a similar-to-average age of workers (40).

Self Employed

Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 18% of Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) are self-employed. This is considered Average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


83% of the individuals employed as Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) are women. Compared to other industries, this is Above average.