The following comments apply to the career grouping of Medical Technologists and Technicians (Except Dental Health), which includes Respiratory Therapists.
The majority of job openings will arise from retirements, while more than 40% will be due to expansion demand. Similar to the other health occupations, employment growth in this occupation over the next few years will be sizeable, as a result of the aging population. This will lead to an increased demand for health services and, therefore, an increased demand for health professionals. Moreover, the arrival of new medical technologies and techniques, as well as the introduction of more advanced equipment, will require more technologists. The majority of job seekers will be new graduates, given the specific and high level skills required for this occupation.
Job Seekers: 41,321
Job Openings: 40,304
Job prospects for this career are rated Limited