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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.
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Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- Forest Laboratories Canada Incorporated opened its new pharmaceutical headquarters in Vaughan and may be adding 100 employees over the next 12 to 18 months
- Costco Wholesale opened a third warehouse in Mississauga
- McDonald's Canada opened its largest Ontario location in downtown Toronto
- The new Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex has officially opened in Toronto
- The Future Shop in Newmarket has closed permanently
- More than a dozen new restaurants will open at Toronto Pearson International Airport, in partnership with HMSHost, beginning in summer 2014
- The Peel Regional Police 11 Division in Mississauga will undergo a $9.6M expansion, with construction starting by the end of 2013
- Toronto Western Hospital¿s $174M Krembil Discovery Tower has officially opened
- Bowmanville¿s Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories and newly-added Impact Genetics Incorporated expect to hire more staff in 2014
- The Toronto Star will lay off between 75 and 100 people in its editorial, and finance and administration departments
- The Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby will cut 47 positions
- The World¿s Biggest Bookstore, located in Toronto, will close in February 2014, impacting approximately 43 employees
- The Hire Canada Job Fair and Training Expo will be held at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton on December 11
- SKF Canada Limited opened its Solution Factory in Toronto, employing 100 people
- Groundbreaking has taken place for Phase II of Brampton's $285M Z¿m transit project and completion is expected by the end of 2017
- Aecon Dragados Joint Venture has been awarded a $177M contract for Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit, with tunnelling scheduled to begin in early 2014
- Rainbow Elgin Mills Cinema in Richmond Hill will open on November 20, 2013
- Suitsupply will open its first Canadian store location in Toronto in January 2014
- Nespresso Canada opened its first flagship Boutique Bar in Toronto
- Three new businesses, The Sewing Cafe, White Rabbit Books and Gardinia, recently opened in Georgetown
- ADP Canada has cut 57 positions in its Toronto office
- The Canada Job Expo will take place at the North York Memorial Hall on November 21, 2013
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