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Category: Health

This category includes occupations concerned with providing health care services directly to patients and occupations that provide support to professional and technical health care staff.

Below is a list of occupation titles within this category. Choose one occupation that interests you, that will be in demand in the future, and that comes close to matching your current skill level. Select one of the following to view a comprehensive detail listing for that occupation and then you can, if desired, start a portfolio targeted to your choice.


1.  Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists      (NOC Code: 3141)
  Audiologists and speech-language pathologists diagnose, evaluate and treat human communication disorders including hearing, speech, language and voice disorders. Audiologists and speech-language pathologists are employed in hospitals, community and public health centres, extended care facilities, day clinics, rehabilitation centres and educational institutions, or may work in private practice.
 
2.  Chiropractors      (NOC Code: 3122)
  Chiropractors diagnose and treat patients' neuromuscular-skeletal disorders of the spine and other body joints by adjusting the spinal column or through other corrective manipulation. Chiropractors are usually in private practice or in clinics with other health practitioners.
 
3.  Dental Assistants      (NOC Code: 3411)
  Dental assistants assist dentists during the examination and treatment of patients and perform clerical functions. Most dental assistants work in dentists' offices. Others are employed by government or in educational institutions.
 
4.  Dental Hygienists      (NOC Code: 3222)
  Dental hygienists provide dental hygiene treatment and information related to the prevention of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. They are employed in dentists' offices, hospitals, clinics, educational institutions, government agencies and private industry.
 
5.  Dental Technologists, Technicians and Laboratory Bench Workers      (NOC Code: 3223)
  Dental technologists and technicians design, prepare and fabricate dentures and dental devices as prescribed by dentists and other specialists. Dental laboratory bench workers assist dental technologists and technicians in preparing and fabricating dentures and other dental devices. They are employed in dental laboratories. Supervisors of dental technologists and technicians are also included in this unit group.
 
6.  Dentists      (NOC Code: 3113)
  Dentists diagnose, treat, prevent and control disorders of the teeth and mouth. They work in private practice or may be employed in hospitals, clinics, public health facilities or universities.
 
7.  Denturists      (NOC Code: 3221)
  Denturists examine patients and design, construct and repair removable dentures. Most denturists work in private practice.
 
8.  Dietitians and Nutritionists      (NOC Code: 3132)
  Dietitians and nutritionists plan, implement and oversee nutrition and food service programs. They are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, extended care facilities, public health centres, the food and beverage industry, the pharmaceutical industry, educational institutions, sports organizations and government, or may work as private consultants.
 
9.  Electroencephalographic and Other Diagnostic Technologists, n.e.c.      (NOC Code: 3218)
  This unit group includes other diagnostic technologists not elsewhere classified who operate electroencephalographic and other diagnostic equipment to assist physicians in diagnosing diseases, injuries and abnormalities. Electroencephalographic and other diagnostic technologists who are supervisors or instructors are included in this unit group. They are employed in clinics, hospitals and medical laboratories.
 
10.  Head Nurses and Supervisors      (NOC Code: 3151)
  Head nurses and supervisors supervise and co-ordinate the activities of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and other nursing personnel in the provision of patient care. They are employed in health care institutions such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes and in nursing agencies.
 
11.  Licensed Practical Nurses      (NOC Code: 3233)
  Licensed practical nurses provide nursing care usually under the direction of medical practitioners, registered nurses, or other health team members. They are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors' offices, clinics, companies, private homes and community health centres. Operating room technicians are included in this unit group.
 
12.  Medical Laboratory Technicians      (NOC Code: 3212)
  Medical laboratory technicians conduct routine medical laboratory tests and set up, clean and maintain medical laboratory equipment. They are employed in medical laboratories in hospitals, clinics, research institutes and universities and in government research laboratories.
 
13.  Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists' Assistants      (NOC Code: 3211)
  Medical laboratory technologists conduct medical laboratory tests, experiments and analyses to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. They are employed in medical laboratories in hospitals, private clinics, research institutions and universities. Pathologists' assistants assist at autopsies and examinations of surgical specimens or perform autopsies under a pathologist's supervision. They are usually employed in hospitals. Medical laboratory technologists who are also supervisors are included in this unit group.
 
14.  Medical Radiation Technologists      (NOC Code: 3215)
  This unit group includes technologists who operate radiographic and radiation therapy equipment to administer radiation treatment and produce images of body structures for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. They are employed in hospitals, cancer treatment centres, clinics and radiological laboratories. Medical radiation technologists who are supervisors or instructors are included in this unit group.
 
15.  Midwives and Practitioners of Natural Healing      (NOC Code: 3232)
  Midwives provide full-course care to women and their babies during pregnancy, labour, birth and the post-natal period. They are employed in hospitals, birthing centres and private practice. Practitioners of natural healing provide alternative forms of health care to patients. They are employed by clinics, health clubs, spas or health food stores, or they may work in private practice.
 
16.  Nurse Aides, Orderlies, and Patient Service Associates      (NOC Code: 3413)
  Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates assist nurses, hospital staff and physicians in the basic care of patients. They are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities.
 
17.  Occupational Therapists      (NOC Code: 3143)
  Occupational therapists develop individual and group programs with people affected by illness, injury, developmental disorders, emotional or psychological problems and ageing to maintain, restore or increase their ability to care for themselves and to engage in work, school or leisure. They also develop and implement health promotion programs with individuals, community groups and employers. They are employed in health care facilities, schools, and by private and social services agencies, or they may be self-employed.
 
18.  Opticians      (NOC Code: 3231)
  Opticians fit clients with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, assist clients in the selection of eyeglass frames, arrange for the production of eyeglasses or contact lenses and mount lenses in eyeglass frames. They are employed in optical retail outlets or other establishments with optical dispensing departments, or they may be self-employed. Student opticians and opticians who are managers of optical retail outlets are included in this group.
 
19.  Optometrists      (NOC Code: 3121)
  Optometrists examine eyes, prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses and recommend treatments such as exercises to correct vision problems or ocular disorders. They work in private practice, clinics and community health centres.
 
20.  Other Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Services (Assistants for Autopsy, Pharmacy, Orthopaedics, Opthamology)      (NOC Code: 3414)
  This unit group includes workers who provide services and assistance to health care professionals and other health care staff. They are employed in hospitals, clinics, offices of health care professionals, nursing homes, optical retail stores and laboratories, pharmacies and medical pathology laboratories.
 
21.  Other Assisting Occupations in Support of Health Services (Assistants for Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Optometrists)      (NOC Code: 3414)
  Workers in other assisting occupations in support of health services perform a variety of support functions to assist health care professionals and other health care staff. They are employed in hospitals, medical clinics and offices of health care professionals such as chiropractors, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
 
22.  Other Medical Technologists and Technicians (Except Dental Health)      (NOC Code: 3219)
  This unit group includes medical technologists and technicians not elsewhere classified, such as dietary technicians, ocularists, prosthetists, orthotists, prosthetic technicians and orthotic technicians. Dietary technicians are employed in health care and commercial food service establishments such as hospitals, extended care facilities, nursing homes, schools, cafeterias and fast food outlets. Ocularists are employed in custom ocular prosthetic laboratories, or they may be self-employed. Prosthetists, orthotists and prosthetic and orthotic technicians are employed in hospitals, clinics, prosthetics and orthotics laboratories, and prosthetic device manufacturing companies. Prosthetists and orthotists may also be self-employed.
 
23.  Other Professional Occupations in Health Diagnosing and Treating      (NOC Code: 3123)
  This unit group includes health professionals who diagnose and treat the diseases and injuries of patients and who are not elsewhere classified. This includes doctors of podiatric medicine, chiropodists and podiatrists, naturopaths, orthoptists and osteopaths. They work in private practices, clinics and hospitals.
 
24.  Other Professional Occupations in Therapy and Assessment      (NOC Code: 3144)
  This unit group includes specialized therapists not elsewhere classified who use techniques such as art, athletic, dance, music or recreational therapy or remedial gymnastics to aid in the treatment of mental and physical disabilities. They are employed by establishments such as hospitals, rehabilitation centres, clinics, recreational centres, nursing homes, educational institutions, prisons and day-care facilities or may work in private practice.
 
25.  Other Technical Occupations in Therapy and Assessment      (NOC Code: 3235)
  This unit group includes workers, not elsewhere classified, who perform various technical therapy and assessment functions. Some may assist professionals such as audiologists, speech-language pathologists, ophthalmologists and physiotherapists. They are employed in hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres and educational institutions and in the private practices of the professionals they assist. Massage therapists may also be self-employed.
 
26.  Paramedics      (NOC Code: 3234)
  This unit group includes workers who administer pre-hospital emergency medical care to patients and transport them to hospitals or other medical facilities for further medical care. They are employed by private ambulance services, hospitals, fire departments, government departments and agencies, manufacturing firms, mining companies and other private sector establishments.
 
27.  Pharmacists      (NOC Code: 3131)
  Community pharmacists and hospital pharmacists compound and dispense prescribed pharmaceuticals and provide consultative services to both clients and health care providers. They are employed in community and hospital pharmacies, or they may be self-employed. Industrial pharmacists participate in the research, development, promotion and manufacture of pharmaceutical products. They are employed in pharmaceutical companies and government departments and agencies.
 
28.  Physiotherapists      (NOC Code: 3142)
  Physiotherapists assess patients and plan and carry out individually designed treatment programs to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients. Physiotherapists are employed in hospitals, clinics, industry, sports organizations, rehabilitation centres and extended care facilities, or they may work in private practice.
 
29.  Registered Nurses      (NOC Code: 3152)
  This unit group includes registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and graduates of a nursing program who are awaiting registration (graduate nurses). They provide direct nursing care to patients, deliver health education programs and provide consultative services regarding issues relevant to the practice of nursing. They are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors' offices, clinics, community agencies, companies and private homes, or they may be self-employed.
 
30.  Respiratory Therapists      (NOC Code: 3214)
  Respiratory therapists assist physicians in the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with respiratory and cardiopulmonary disorders. They are employed in hospitals, medical clinics, health units, extended care facilities, public health centres and respiratory home care companies Supervisors and instructors of respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists are included in this unit group.
 
31.  Veterinarians      (NOC Code: 3114)
  Veterinarians prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and disorders in animals and advise clients on the feeding, hygiene, housing and general care of animals. Veterinarians work in private practice or may be employed by animal clinics and laboratories, government or industry.
 
32.  Veterinary and Animal Health Technologists and Technicians      (NOC Code: 3213)
  Veterinary and animal health technologists and technicians provide technical support to veterinarians by caring for animals and assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health disorders. They are employed in veterinary clinics, animal hospitals, animal shelters, humane societies, zoos, animal research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and government.