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Nova Scotia Healthcare Sector Career Paths

We believe that moving your career to Nova Scotia should be as easy and enjoyable as living your life in Nova Scotia. So, if the thought of packing everything up, finding a new home —and career—is daunting, allow us to take some of the anxiety out of the idea.

Various organizations in the province offer a variety of different supports designed to relieve some of the planning pressure and cost that comes with moving. Depending on the type of healthcare position you’re looking for, incentives could help you find a place to work, find a place to live, and help minimize your expenses. Financial incentives could help cover some of your relocation costs, travel costs, and education costs; and a variety of benefits, salary increases, and bonuses can help make the idea of working in Nova Scotia even more appealing than it already is.

You’ve been waiting long enough to find the kind of work/life balance that you know you’ve been dreaming of. With incentives like these, you can stop waiting. And make the move. The perfect career and lifestyle is waiting for you in Nova Scotia. And the perfect incentives will help you get here sooner than you imagined.

Biomedical Engineering Technician

Biomedical Engineering Technicians install, maintain, and repair medical equipment and devices that are used in healthcare settings. Biomedical Engineering Technicians are responsible for calibration, compliance with safety regulations and quality...

Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologists assess, diagnose, and treat mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders. Clinical Psychologists use psychological assessment tools, provide therapy sessions, and develop individual treatment plans to improve patient outcomes.

Continuing Care Assistant (CCA)

Continuing Care Assistants provide direct care, supporting individuals who require ongoing care due to aging, illness, or disability. CCAs tend to work in Long-Term Care Facilities, for a Home Care...

Dietician

Dieticians assess individuals' nutrition needs and develop dietary or nutritional plans, to improve patient outcomes. They educate and equip their clients or patients to develop healthy eating habits.

Health Information Management Professional (CHIM)

Health Information Management Professionals are responsible for managing and protecting medical records and patient health information. They ensure the accuracy, privacy, and accessibility of health records, oversee health information systems...

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) provide nursing care, promote patient health and well-being, and contribute to positive patient outcomes under the supervision of registered nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Medical Administrator

Administrative professionals within our health centres position themselves and our teams for success in today’s ever-changing environment. Offering advanced office technology and communication skills, they forge collaborative relationships with managers...

Medical Imaging Technologist

MRI Technologist has responsibility for the day-to-day operations of all designated MRI suites including instruction of students and direction of staff while in the area

Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT)

Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLT) assist in the diagnosis of illness or disease. MLTs can perform blood, urine, and tissue specimen laboratory tests. Their specialized training enables MLTs to operate laboratory...

Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT)

Medical Radiation Technologists (MRT) operate imaging imaging equipment such as X-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound machines. The role of the MRT is to work with patients to produce high-quality, diagnostic...

Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT)

Nuclear Medicine Technologists prepare and administer radioactive drugs to patients for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. They operate specialized imaging equipment, such as gamma cameras, to capture images of organs and...

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioners (NP) are registered nurses with additional education and training, allowing them to provide patient care autonomously and independently. The advanced training of a NP allows them to perform...

Occupational Therapist (OT)

Occupational Therapists support patients experiencing physical, developmental, or cognitive barriers to participating in activities of daily life. OTs assess patients’ abilities, develop customized interventions, and provide therapy to support individuals’...

Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician

Orthotic/Prosthetic technicians assist in the fabrication and assembly of orthotic devices, and orthotic braces. Additionally, prosthetic technicians may support in repairs, changes, and maintenance of existing prostheses and orthoses

Orthotist

Orthotists provide care to patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Orthorists assess patients and customize orthotic devices, orthotic braces, and prosthetic limbs to improve patient outcome.

Paramedic

Paramedics provide medical care in responding to emergency calls such as sudden illness, accidents, and natural disasters. In addition to providing transportation to medical facilities, the role of paramedics is...

Pharmacist

Pharmacists provide patient care by dispensing medication and providing information about drugs and their use. Pharmacists also provide health education, optimize medication therapy, provide medication counselling or management, as well...

Physician

Physicians support the healthcare system in a variety of ways to promote the health and well-being of individuals and communities. In providing patient care, physicians may support Nova Scotians in...

Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists assess and treat individuals with physical impairments, injuries, or disabilities with the aim to restore fuction, alleviate pain, and improve mobility. Physiotherapists use a variety of technicques in their...

Radiation Therapist

Radiation Therapists operate radiation equipment and administer radiation treatment to patients, targeting cancerous cells. During the treatment, radiation therapists support patients through their responses to treatment as well as maintain...

Recreation Therapist

Respiratory Therapists assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders or cardiopulmonary conditions. They administer treatments, conduct tests, and educate patients on their condition to enable patients to manage...

Registered Nurse (RN)

Registered Nurses (RN) provide holistic, patient-centered care while also advocating for patients’ rights, promoting health education, and contributing to quality improvement efforts with healthcare organizations. The role of an RN...

Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Respiratory Therapists assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders or cardiopulmonary conditions. They administer treatments, conduct tests, and educate patients on their condition to enable patients to manage...

Social Worker

Social Workers work with patients to connect individuals with the resources and services they may need. Social Workers also develop treatment plans, provide counselling, crisis intervention, facilitate support groups, and...

Ultrasound Technologist

Ultrasound Technologists or Diagnostic Medical Sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to produce images of internal organs and tissues. Ultrasound imaging is analyzed to detect and identify any abnormalities to improve patient...

Vascular Sonographer or Technologist

Vascular Technologists or Vascular Sonographers specialize in using ultrasound equipment to assess blood flow in patients’ arteries and veins. This imaging supports the diagnosis of vascular disease in the case...