Posted January 05, 2019 07:21:10 Ontario’s Physician workforce has seen a 15% increase in the past year and the number of physicians in the province is projected to grow from about 1,500 today to more than 2,000 by 2024, according to a new report.
The Ontario Physician Council said in a statement that Ontario’s annual wage growth is up about $20 million compared to a decade ago.
The annual wage in the provincial workforce increased from $34,000 in 2007 to $37,500 in 2020, the report from the Ontario Physiotherapy and Beyond Institute (OPBE) said.
Ontario’s Physiotherapist Jobs Council, a private industry association representing more than 500 physicians, said the growth was driven by the growing demand for specialty care, the expansion of health care systems, and the shift of physicians to the Internet.
Physiotherapists and allied health professionals (IHPs) are a group of highly skilled physicians who specialize in treating and treating chronic conditions and other chronic conditions.
In 2015, the number had grown to about 1.5 million, with 1.1 million of those in Ontario.
“Physiotherapy is a highly diverse practice,” said Andrew Stoner, the executive director of the Ontario Healthcare Council.
While Ontario has one of the highest rates of physician turnover among Canadian provinces, the Ontario Institute of Health and Social Care (OISEHC) reported that nearly half of all Ontario physician jobs were created in the last five years.
The institute found that the number in the workforce is set to grow at about 30% annually for the next decade.
According to the OISEHC, Ontario is expected to see about 1 million IHPs by 2024.
OISESC also said the Ontario health care workforce is expected grow from 2,400 today to about 2,500 by 2024 and is expected, on average, to grow 10% annually.
A growing number of Canadians are choosing to practice for themselves, as the number who are practicing has more than doubled from 6.2 million in 2000 to about 9.3 million in 2018.
About 80% of Ontario’s physician positions are filled by people with no more than a high school diploma or GED.
About 40% of doctors are self-employed.