NOC 3237 – Other technical occupations in therapy and assessment
aide, physical therapy
aide, speech therapy
assistant, communication disorders
assistant, hearing aid
assistant, occupational therapist
assistant, occupational therapy
assistant, speech language
assistant, speech therapy
assistive listening device technician
audiometric technician – public health
communication aide – medical
communication assistant – medical
communication disorders assistant
communicative disorders assistant
communicative disorders instructor
hearing aid assistant
hearing aid consultant
hearing aid dealer
hearing aid dealer and consultant
hearing aid practitioner
hearing aid specialist
hearing aid technician
hearing assessment technician
hearing disorder technician
hearing instrument dispenser
hearing instrument practitioner
hearing instrument practitioner assistant
hearing instrument specialist
industrial audiometric technician
instructor, communication disorders
licensed hearing instrument specialist
manual arts therapist
occupational therapist assistant
occupational therapy assistant
occupational therapy technician
ophthalmic medical assistant
ophthalmic medical technician
ophthalmic medical technologist
ophthalmic technician (except retail)
physical rehabilitation technician
physical therapist assistant (PTA)
physical therapy aide
physical therapy technician
physiotherapist assistant (PTA)
PTA (physical therapist assistant)
speech correctionist – medical
speech language assistant
speech therapist aide
speech therapist assistant
speech therapy aide
speech therapy assistant
speech-language pathology assistant
technician, assistive listening devices
technician, hearing aids
technician, hearing assessment
technician, hearing disorders
technician, occupational therapy
technician, ophthalmic (except retail)
technician, physical rehabilitation
Hearing instrument practitioners perform some or all of the following duties:
Examine adult clients to assess hearing loss using diagnostic evaluation and electro acoustic testing
Recommend and dispense appropriate type of hearing instrument
Take earmold impressions for use in the manufacture of hearing devices
Fit, adjust and make minor modifications to hearing instruments
Educate clients in appropriate use, care and maintenance of hearing instruments
Perform follow-up examinations and readjustments.
Audiometric technicians perform some or all of the following duties:
Under the supervision of audiologists, administer tests such as pure tone hearing screening, impedance tests and noise level measurements using equipment such as audiometers and sound level meters to determine hearing thresholds of patients
Instruct patients on test procedures and record results
Monitor, check and calibrate auditory equipment
May take earmold impressions and fit and adjust hearing instruments.
Communicative disorders assistants and speech-language pathology assistants perform some or all of the following duties:
Assist speech-language pathologists and audiologists during assessment of patients
Carry out treatment programs, document results and develop materials for use with patients, under the supervision of speech-language pathologists or audiologists
Document patient rehabilitation progress
Check and maintain therapeutic equipment and materials.
Ophthalmic medical assistants perform some or all of the following duties:
Operate ophthalmic testing and measuring instruments to aid ophthalmologists in assessing patients’ vision
Record test results
Assist ophthalmologists in office surgery
Administer eye drops, ointments and medications as directed by ophthalmologists
Clean and maintain instruments and equipment used during examinations
Take patients’ general medical and ophthalmic history
Perform various administrative duties.
Physiotherapy assistants and occupational therapy assistants perform some or all of the following duties:
Under the direction of physiotherapists and/or occupational therapists, carry out treatment programs such as thermotherapy, traction, hydrotherapy and electrotherapeutic techniques to rehabilitate patients with various injuries or disabilities to maximize their ability to independently manage daily activities.
Hearing instrument practitioners require completion of a three-year college diploma in a hearing instrument specialist program, including a period of supervised training.
Licensure with a regulatory body is required for hearing instrument practitioners in all provinces except in Ontario where membership with the Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners (AHIP) is required. Hearing instrument practitioners can prescribe and dispense hearing instruments except in Ontario where dispensing is dependent on a prescription from a physician or audiologist.
Communicative disorders assistants and speech-language pathology assistants require completion of a three- to four-year college program.
Audiometric technicians usually require a specialization in industrial audiometry testing.
Ophthalmic medical assistants require completion of a one- to two-year college program or a two-year hospital-based training program in ophthalmic medical technology or A minimum of one year of supervised practical training under an ophthalmologist and completion of an approved ophthalmic assistant home study program.
Physiotherapy assistants require completion of a two- to three-year college program in physical rehabilitation therapy or A two-year physical therapy assistant (PTA) program and supervised practical training.
Occupational therapy assistants require completion of a two-year occupational therapy assistant (OTA) college program.
In most provinces occupational therapy assistants (OTA) and physiotherapy assistants (PTA) receive training through a single OTA/PTA program in community colleges.
Medical technologists and technicians (except dental health) (321)
Other technical occupations in health care (323)
Physiotherapy helpers and chiropractic aides (in 3414 Other assisting occupations in support of health services)
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