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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, educational institutions and in the private practices of the professionals they assist. Massage therapists may also be self-employed.
audio prosthetist, audiology technician, audiometric assistant, audiometric technician, hearing aid consultant, massage therapist (MT), ophthalmic assistant, ophthalmic technician, ophthalmic technologist, physical rehabilitation technician, physiotherapy technician, speech technician, speech therapist aide, speech therapy aide.
- Audio prosthetists examine clients to determine appropriate type of hearing aid; may test patient's hearing; take ear impressions for use in the manufacture of the devices; fit and adjust hearing aids; and perform follow-up examinations and readjustments.
- Audiometric assistants administer, under the supervision of audiologists, tests such as speech reception and speech discrimination to determine the hearing thresholds of patients; and record these test results.
- Communication assistants carry out remedial programs, under the supervision of speech-language pathologists, to rehabilitate patients with communicative disorders.
- Massage therapists assess clients by conducting range of motion and muscle testing and propose treatment plans; treat soft tissues and joints of the body through soft tissue manipulation, hydrotherapy, remedial exercise programs and client self-help programs; provide courses of treatment for medical conditions and injuries or wellness maintenance; maintain records of treatments given; and may work with other health care professionals when appropriate.
- Ophthalmic medical assistants operate ophthalmic testing and measuring instruments to aid ophthalmologists to assess patients' vision; record test results; assist ophthalmologists in office surgery; and administer eye drops, ointments and medications as directed by ophthalmologists.
- Physical rehabilitation technicians carry out, under physiotherapists' direction, treatment programs such as massage, thermotherapy, traction and hydrotherapy to rehabilitate injured or disabled individuals.
Outlook & Prospects for Other Technical Occupations in Therapy and Assessment in Fredericton--Oromocto
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According to the most recent (2006) Census, this is a small occupational group with a labour force of 60, and an unemployment rate (17%) that is above the average (8%) for all occupations in the area. Also, the average age of Other Technical Occupations in Therapy and Assessment is 37, which is below the average age (40) of all occupations.
According to the most recent Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) Forecast, the average annual employment growth rate for this occupation is above the average for all occupations in New Brunswick. Many of the jobs in this occupation can be found in these main industries: 1) Health Care and Social Assistance and 2) Other Services.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- The last phase of a $1.2M renovation project at the Fredericton Public Library will take place over a two-month period beginning in March
- Blue Spurs, a Fredericton-based software development company, will create 95 new jobs, with the help of a payroll rebate from the province. The job will include software engineers, specialists and analysts, and business development and sales professionals. The company often hires graduates of local universities and colleges.
- The military base in Gagetown will hire about 50 additional civilian workers. Despite budget restriction in the Canadian Forces, the base in Gagetown remains a very busy training centre.
- Passenger traffic at the Fredericton International Airport was up by nearly 5.5% in 2013 over 2012, a new record. The Airport Authority says the 297,867 passengers are well beyond the 200,000 passengers the facility was designed for, and sees a need for future expansion.
- Marwood Ltd., a wood-processing company in Tracy, near Fredericton, is building a wood-scanning and optimizing plant, which will create 20 full-time jobs at the plant and 20 jobs during the construction phase
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