National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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321 - Technical occupations in health (except practitioners of natural healing)

This sub-major group comprises technical occupations in health other than practitioners of natural healing, including technical occupations in therapy and assessment; technical occupations in dental health care; and medical technologists and technicians.

3210 - Technical occupations in therapy and assessment

This minor group comprises technical occupations in therapy and assessment, including opticians; licensed practical nurses; paramedical occupations; respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists; animal health technologists and veterinary technicians; and other technical occupations in therapy and assessment. They are employed by hospitals, community and public health centres, extended care and health care facilities, nursing homes, clinics, rehabilitation and recreational centres, and private and social services agencies; educational institutions, and sports organizations; in industry; or they may be self-employed.

3211 - Technical occupations in dental health care

This minor group comprises technical occupations in dental health care, including denturists; dental hygienists and dental therapists; and dental technologists and technicians. They work in private practice; and are employed by dentists' offices, hospitals, and clinics; educational institutions; governments and government agencies; dental laboratories; and in private industry.

3212 - Medical technologists and technicians

This minor group comprises medical technologists and technicians, including medical laboratory technologists; medical radiation technologists; medical sonographers; cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists; pharmacy technicians; and other medical technologists and technicians. They are employed by medical, radiological, and animal research laboratories; hospitals, clinics, extended and long-term care facilities, nursing homes, and public health and cancer treatment centres; respiratory home care, and pharmaceutical companies; retail and hospital pharmacies; pharmaceutical and prosthetic device manufacturers; custom ocular prosthetic, prosthetics, and orthotics laboratories; fast food outlets, cafeterias, schools, and health care and commercial food service establishments; animal hospitals, veterinary clinics, animal shelters, and zoos; colleges and universities, research facilities, and government, or they may be self-employed.

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