32129 – Other medical technologists and technicians

Broad Occupation Category

3 - Health occupations


2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major Group

32 – Technical occupations in health

Broad Occupation Category

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

Broad Occupation Category

3212 – Medical technologists and technicians

Other medical technologists and technicians include medical technologists and technicians, such as dietary technicians, ocularists, prosthetists, orthotists, prosthetic technicians and orthotic technicians. Dietary technicians are employed in health care and commercial food service establishments such as hospitals, extended care facilities, nursing homes, schools, cafeterias and fast food outlets. Ocularists are employed in custom ocular prosthetic laboratories, or they may be self-employed. Prosthetists, orthotists and prosthetic and orthotic technicians are employed in hospitals, clinics, prosthetics and orthotics laboratories, and prosthetic device manufacturing companies. Prosthetists and orthotists may also be self-employed.

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Example Titles

  • Dietary technician

  • Food and nutrition technician - dietetics

  • Ocularist

  • Ocularist technician

  • Orthotic technician

  • Orthotist

  • Prosthetic technician

  • Prosthetist

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Dietary technicians

  • Assist dietitians or nutritionists to plan and supervise food service operations

  • Plan menus and diet for individuals or groups under the direction of a dietitian or nutritionist

  • Assist in the supervision of personnel who prepare and serve food

  • Help patients select menu items

  • Assist dietitians with research in food, nutrition and food service systems.


  • Operate electrocardiogram and other electronic equipment to record cardiac activity of patients

  • Paint the iris and pupil of artificial eyes

  • Clean and restore ocular prostheses

  • Advise patients concerning the loss of depth perception and the care and use of ocular prostheses

  • Repair and maintain fabrication and laboratory equipment

  • Consult with ophthalmologists concerning insertion of ocular prostheses.

  • Check, calibrate and perform routine maintenance of cardiology equipment to ensure proper operation

  • May analyze tests and notify physician or other health care professionals of abnormalities

  • May administer certain drugs under direct supervision of physician

  • May document and record pacemaker implant threshold measurements under direct supervision of cardiac surgeon

  • May supervise and train students, other cardiology technologists and nurses.

Employment Requirements

  • Pharmacy technicians usually require a two-year pharmacy technician college program or completion of a two- to three-year college program in pharmaceutics and supervised practical training.

  • Completion of the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) certification exams is required for pharmacy technicians.

  • Registration with a regulatory body is required for pharmacy technicians in all provinces except Quebec.