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5 (More) Canadian Healthcare Occupations in Demand

Posted by: Gavin Au-Yeung Date: April 13, 2021 Category: Blog

Healthcare professionals continue to be an important aspect of Canada’s workforce. Healthcare workers provide an important service to many people. As a result, healthcare workers are heavily in demand. Continue reading to learn about the occupational outlooks for some of Canada’s in-demand healthcare jobs.

Canada’s Job Bank is a great tool for anyone interested in learning about a job's prospects. The Job Bank states that many healthcare-related occupations generally have a positive career outlook in the near future. Most healthcare occupations have regulations. Therefore, you should check with your respective province and regulatory body for more information.

Related blog: Healthcare Occupations In-Demand (part 1)

Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapists work with patients with respiratory disorders. Their job is vital for diagnosing, monitoring, and treating patients. Respiratory Therapists often work in hospitals, extended care facilities, or home care companies.

The Job Bank suggests that the career outlook for Respiratory Therapists is good in both Alberta and Saskatchewan. Furthermore, Respiratory Therapists can expect a median wage of $45.74 and $39 in those respective provinces. On the national level, the occupation is expected to face a shortage within the upcoming decade.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Medical Sonographers are important for diagnosing medical disorders and monitoring pregnancy. Diagnoses are produced by using ultrasound equipment to generate images of various body parts. Medical Sonographers generally work at clinics and hospitals.

The career outlook for Medical Sonographers in both Alberta and Saskatchewan is considered good according to Job Bank. As a result, the median wage for this occupation is $48 in Alberta and $47.03 in Saskatchewan.

Radiological Technologist

Radiation Technologists use equipment to diagnose and treat injury and disease. For example, radiation therapy equipment can include X-rays, radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, and other equipment to produce images of the body used for medical diagnosis. These workers often work at hospitals, clinics, radiological laboratories, and universities.

The job outlook for Radiation Technologists is good in Alberta and fair in Saskatchewan. In Alberta, the median wage of a Radiation Technologist is $41.75. On the other hand, the median wage for a Radiation Technologist in Saskatchewan is $36.63.

Physical Rehabilitation Therapist

Physical Rehabilitation Therapists, or Physiotherapists, help maintain, improve, or restore the physical function of their patients. They implement a wide array of programs such as exercise and massage to treat patients with mobility issues. Physiotherapists commonly work at hospitals, clinics, sports organizations, rehabilitation centres, or private practice.

The job outlook for Physiotherapists is fair in Alberta and good in Saskatchewan. In Alberta, the median wage of a Physiotherapist is $44.68. Similarly, the median wage for a Physiotherapist in Saskatchewan is $43. On the national level, the occupation expects to face a shortage within the upcoming decade.

Audiologist

Audiologists are healthcare experts who work to prevent and treat hearing and balance disorders. They assist patients who are suffering from hearing loss, loss of balance, dizziness, tinnitus, and much more. Audiologists generally work at public health centres, extended care facilities, clinics, and hospitals.

The career outlook for Audiologists is fair in Alberta and good in Saskatchewan. An Audiologist in Alberta will receive a median wage of $47.58. Likewise, the median wage of an Audiologist is $49.45 in Saskatchewan. Furthermore, the occupation expects to face a shortage within the upcoming decade.

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