Learn more about the range of jobs available in the health care field, employment prospects in Ontario, and the rewards of a job in health care.
If you’re interested in working in the health care field, you’ll find many career options to explore in addition to physician and nurse. There are more than 20 regulated health professions in Ontario – from audiologists to dentists to respiratory therapists – that offer a wide range of career possibilities. Medical laboratory technologists, for example, perform laboratory investigations on samples to assist with diagnosis, while occupational therapists assist patients whose independence has been compromised to, once again, perform daily activities and roles in the community.
Regulated health professionals can practise in a wide range of settings, providing plenty of flexibility in terms of work environment. Settings include: hospitals, offices, clinics, community care centres, public health units and long-term care facilities.
|Evolving Role: Physician Assistant|
The physician assistant (PA) is a new role that has been introduced into Ontario’s health care system. The PA works within a patient care team and assists a supervising physician in delivering medical services, such as conducting patient interviews, performing selected tests, and counselling patients on preventative health care.
Job prospects for many regulated health professionals in Ontario are excellent. Baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) are beginning to retire and there is a growing demand for professionals in many areas of health care. Search HFOJobs for available positions.
Learn more about becoming a regulated health professional.