Opticians prepare or supervise the preparation of eyeglasses, contact lenses, and low vision aids from prescriptions and fit them on clients.
A. Midwives provide full course care to women and their babies during pregnancy, labour, and birth as well as post-natal period.
B. Acupuncturists diagnose patients' physical problems and treat them with acupuncture needles and laser/electric stimulation.
C. Chinese medical practitioners, herbalists, homeopaths, rolfers, and reflexologists use herbs, finger pressure, manipulation, and other natural healing techniques.
D. Licensed practical nurses provide nursing care to patients under the direction of medical practitioners, registered nurses, and other health team members.
E. Operating room technicians clean and sterilize operating rooms and instruments.
F. Ambulance attendants and paramedics provide emergency medical care and transport patients to medical facilities.
1. Health care and social assistance - 81.0%
2. Other services (except public administration) - 7.0%
3. Retail trade - 6.0%
4. Public administration - 2.0%
1. To work in this field, you usually need a high school diploma and specialized training at college, university or private institutes in your specialty.
2. You usually need supervised practical training.
3. You also usually need registration or certification with a professional association.
4. You may need a licence in the province/territory where you'll work.
5. To be an ambulance attendant, paramedic or emergency vehicle operator, you need an appropriate driver's licence.
6. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
The average hourly wages for Other Technical Occupations in Health Care (Except Dental) is $18.94/HR, which is below average for occupations in the health sector and close to the average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.