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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 West Coast--Northern Peninsula--Labrador 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
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- An application for UNESCO heritage status has been submitted for the Basque whaling station in Red Bay, Labrador. If approved, it will become the third site in the province with this designation and the first for Labrador.
- Wee College, a pre-school in Labrador City has been forced to cease operations. It attributes the closure to a high cost of living in the area and a lack of staff.
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- The provincial government announced $2.3M for the purchase of new equipment and infrastructure repairs and renovations for health care centers on the Northern Peninsula
- The provincial government has announced $2.2M for health care equipment and renovations to the Happy Valley-Goose Bay, North West River and Churchill Falls facilities in Labrador
- The provincial government has awarded a contract of $225,000 to Island Roofing Co. Ltd. of Cox’s Cove for roofing upgrades to St. Mary’s All-Grade school in Mary’s Harbour and St. Lewis Academy in the Labrador Straits area
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- The provincial government has issued a tender for repairs caused by high water levels to the Trans Canada Highway and Exit 12 to Pasadena on the west coast. Work is expected be completed by June 21.
- The Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony is expecting a shortage of surgeons soon. Two of the surgeons are leaving the area and a third is retiring. Recruitment efforts are in place by Labrador-Grenfell Health to replace the surgeons.
- Century Iron Mines of Toronto are in a financial position to move ahead with plans to develop an iron ore mine in Labrador-Quebec. Production is expected to begin in 2015.
- The provincial government awarded a contract valued at $265,000 to the Carpet Man Ltd. of Happy Valley-Goose Bay for flooring repairs to the Peacock Primary school in Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- The Eastern School District has voted to overturn the decision to close Whitbourne Elementary School and Epiphany Elementary in Heart's Desire-Islington. The district will hold another round of community consultations before making a decision.
- The provincial governments from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI have invested in a new venture capital fund. The fund will invest in IT, clean technologies, and life sciences in the Atlantic Region.
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