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This unit group includes specialist physicians in clinical medicine, in laboratory medicine and in surgery. Specialists in clinical medicine diagnose and treat diseases and physiological or psychiatric disorders and act as consultants to other physicians. Specialists in laboratory medicine study the nature, cause and development of diseases in humans. Specialists in surgery perform and supervise surgical procedures. Specialists in clinical medicine usually work in private practice or in a hospital while those in laboratory medicine and in surgery usually work in hospitals. Residents in training to become specialist physicians are included in this unit group.
anatomical pathologist, anesthetist, cardiac surgeon, cardiologist, clinical immunologist-allergist, dermatologist, diagnostic radiologist, emergency physician, endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, general pathologist, general surgeon, geriatrician, hematologist, hematopathologist, medical microbiologist, nephrologist, neurologist, neuropathologist, neurosurgeon, obstetrician-gynecologist, oncologist, ophthalmologist, orthopedic surgeon, orthopedist, otolaryngologist, otorhinolaryngologist, pediatric surgeon, pediatrician, physiatrist, plastic surgeon, pneumologist, psychiatrist, radiation oncologist, respirologist, rheumatologist, thoracic surgeon, urologist, vascular surgeon.
- Diagnose and treat diseases and physiological or psychiatric disorders
- Order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
- Prescribe medication and treatment and refer patients for surgery
- Act as consultants to other physicians
- May conduct medical research.
- Study the nature, cause and development of diseases in humans and the structural and functional changes caused by diseases
- Conduct microscopic and chemical analyses of laboratory samples and specimens
- Supervise laboratory activities
- Act as consultants to other physicians.
- Assess patients' diseases or disorders to determine appropriate surgical procedures
- Perform and supervise surgical procedures to correct physical abnormalities and deficiencies and repair injuries
- Act as consultants to other physicians.
Barrie, Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, Orillia, Waterloo, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Collingwood, Innisfil, Midland, New Hamburg, New Tecumseth, Orangeville, Penetanguishene, Port McNicoll, Shelburne, Alliston, Ayr, Beeton, Buena Vista Park, Cardwell, Cookstown, Cumberland Beach, Elmira, Elmvale, Purple Hill, Rockcut, Rockwood, Starrview Acres, St. Jacobs, Tottenham
Outlook & Prospects for Specialist Physicians in Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie Region||<Not assigned>||2012-12-12|
Compared to other occupations, this is not a significant occupation in this region.
In Ontario, the outlook for specialist physicians is expected to be good over the period 2012-2013. The high entrance requirements and limited post-graduate training positions in medical schools across Ontario and Canada may restrict the labour supply. Specialist physicians are predominately found in large urban areas throughout Ontario. Health professionals tend to migrate to regions that have healthcare networks and medical education centres. As a result, some remote and rural communities may experience difficulty filling specialist vacancies. Based on current demographics, the growing and aging population in Ontario will increase the demand for specialist physicians as the healthcare sector continues to expand. Specialist physicians tend to work longer as many older physicians choose to practice post retirement age while reducing their workload. Despite this trend, this occupation does have an older age profile and as such, some job openings will result from retirements.
According to the 2006 census, there were approximately 13,000 specialist physicians in Ontario spread across more than 60 specialties and sub-specialties. The number of specialist physicians in the province has increased by 46% over the last two census counts. Despite this increase, Ontario is still experiencing a shortage of these professionals.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- The Montgomery Village Seniors Community complex will open in October 2013 in Orangeville. Staff will be hired to support services at the complex.
Week of Mar 18 – Mar 22, 2013
- The newly built Dunfield Retirement Residence in Cambridge is expected to open in May 2013, creating approximately 75 jobs. Prospective recruits include managers, housekeepers, food servers and health-care workers.
Week of Feb 18 – Feb 22, 2013
- The Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre is hiring six registered nurses to assess high-risk patients
Week of Sep 17 – Sep 21, 2012
- The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network has hired 12 telemedicine nurses to provide clinical care to patients
- Family and Children Services of the Waterloo Region will be closing two group homes and eliminating the equivalent of about 25 positions by early November 2012
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