National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.3

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3 - Health occupations

Occupations in this category are concerned with providing health care services directly to patients and occupations that provide technical support to medical staff. To progress from medical and dental technical occupations to professional occupations, completion of additional formal education is required. Progression to supervisory positions requires experience in the occupations supervised. Support occupations in health are usually supplied from short training programs specific to the support area.

30 - Professional occupations in nursing

This major group comprises professional occupations in health involved in nursing. It includes nursing co-ordinators and supervisors, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses and graduate nurses.

31 - Professional occupations in health (except nursing)

This major group comprises professional occupations in health, except those involved in nursing. It includes physicians, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, dietitians and nutritionists; and other diagnosing, treating, therapy and assessment professionals.

32 - Technical occupations in health

This major group comprises technical occupations in health. It includes medical technologists and technicians; denturists, dental hygienists, and dental therapists; and opticians, practitioners of natural healing, licensed practical nurses, massage therapists and others in paramedical and other technical occupations in health.

34 - Assisting occupations in support of health services

This major group comprises occupations in health that require secondary school education, either partial or complete, and additional specific training. It includes dental assistants, nurse aides, orderlies and other assisting occupations in support of health services.

Occupations in this major group are classified into the following minor group(s):
341 - Assisting occupations in support of health services

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