In 2015, the CAMRT developed and conducted a human resources survey of medical imaging and radiation therapy facilities across the country. The purpose of this survey is to give the broader MRT community improved insight into both current and anticipated HR requirements in their respective fields. Furthermore, the data and insight from the survey will help CAMRT and other stakeholders to:
- Improve forecasting Human Resource needs for the future
- Build a foundation of Health Human Resource statistics/data
- Provide the opportunity to determine where potential vacancies/growth are located across Canada
Response to the survey was very good, providing a robust set of data describing the human resources landscape for Canadian MRTs. the final response rate for MI stood at 43.50% (164/377), and for RT stood at 69.77% (30/43). Both these response rates are very good, allowing for significant confidence in the accuracy and reliability of the results.
The report lays out the state of the MRT profession (over a number of demographics) and presents data on vacancies, fluctuations in service volume and total projected FTE requirements for each discipline, as well as a selection of sub-specialty areas. Review of the survey data shows the profession of Medical Radiation Technology appears to be generally in good health.