Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

Other professional occupations in health diagnosing and treating

NOC
3125

Include doctors of podiatric medicine, chiropodists and podiatrists, naturopaths, orthoptists and doctors of osteopathic medicine.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

12
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$44,625
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

97
 

% Working Full Time

80%
 

% Working Full Year

55%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes health professionals who diagnose and treat the diseases and injuries of patients and who are not elsewhere classified. This includes doctors of podiatric medicine, chiropodists and podiatrists, naturopaths, orthoptists and doctors of osteopathic medicine. They work in private practices, clinics and hospitals.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of the main duties for some occupations in this unit group:
Doctors of podiatric medicine

  • Diagnose diseases, deformities and injuries of the human foot and communicate diagnoses to patients
  • Treat patients using braces, casts, shields, orthotic devices, physical therapy, or prescribed medications
  • May also perform surgery on the bones of the forefoot and the subcutaneous soft tissues of the foot.
  • Chiropodists and diploma or first-degree trained podiatrists
  • Diagnose diseases, deformities and injuries of the human foot
  • Treat patients using braces, casts, shields, orthotic devices, physical therapy and subcutaneous soft-tissue foot surgery.

Naturopaths

  • Diagnose patients' diseases and disorders
  • Employ natural methods of healing such as acupuncture and acupressure, spinal manipulation, reflexology, hydrotherapy, herbal medicines, biochemical therapy, clinical nutrition, homeopathy and counselling in their treatment.

Orthoptists

  • Work alongside ophthalmologists to diagnose and treat eye disorders by performing specialized eye tests to measure and assess defective binocular vision or abnormal eye movement in patients
  • Prescribe treatment such as eye exercises or patching regimens.

Doctors of osteopathic medicine

  • Diagnose disorders and injuries of the musculo-skeletal, circulatory and nervous systems
  • Treat patients with manipulative therapy, medications or surgery.

Also Known As

  • chiropodist
  • doctor of osteopathic medicine
  • doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.)
  • foot specialist
  • naturopath
  • naturopathic doctor (ND)
  • orthoptist
  • osteopathic physician
  • podiatrist
Requirements

Employment Requirements

Doctors of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.)

  • A four-year doctoral degree program in podiatric medicine available in the United States and in Quebec, normally following completion of a bachelor's degree program, is required.
  • A medical residency is required in Alberta and British Columbia.
  • A doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) degree is required to practise podiatry in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

Chiropodists and podiatrists

  • A three-year diploma program in chiropody (DCh) obtained in Canada or A first-degree program in podiatric medicine (D.Pod.M.) obtained abroad (United Kingdom) is usually required.
  • A licence is required in New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

Naturopaths

  • A university degree in pre-medical science is required.
  • Completion of a university program in naturopathic medicine, obtained abroad or A four-year program in naturopathic medicine from a private institute is required.
  • A licence is required in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

Orthoptists

  • A bachelor's degree and completion of a two-year accredited training program in orthoptics are required.
  • Certification with the Canadian Orthoptic Council is available but is required only in Quebec.
  • Continuing education is required for recertification with the Canadian Orthoptic Council.

Doctors of osteopathic medicine

  • A bachelor's degree is required for admission to a doctor of osteopathic medicine program.
  • A four-year program in osteopathic medicine leading to a doctor of osteopathy degree and A one-year medical residency are required. These qualifications are obtained in the United States.
  • Completion of the certifying examinations of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Licensing by the provincial or territorial licensing authority are required.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No
  • Certified Interprovincial Mobility: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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83.1%
Female
16.9%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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0.0%
15-24
26.3%
25-34
36.8%
35-44
21.1%
45-54
15.8%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
26.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
73.7%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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90.0%
Health care and social assistance
10.0%
Professional, scientific and technical services
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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30.00%
Northeast
30.00%
Southeast
15.00%
Southwest
25.00%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available

Data legend

No Data Available
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$44,625

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$53,540

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$44,625

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$44,444

Canada

$33,335
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

12
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

9
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

37
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

31