What’s the most in-demand job in Canada right now?
If you thought a job in health care, you’re right.
Thanks to a crunch in health care, nursing supervisor ranked highest on a Top Jobs in Canada list.
But the building boom being felt across the country, a healthy energy industry and a few other trends all affect the jobs outlook.
According to Jared Hildebrand, an analyst with Environics Research Group, a consensus of expert opinion predicts that top jobs in the coming years will be:
- Nursing Supervisor– With an interest in the medical field, you would monitor, control and organize employees and procedures at a hospital, a clinic or other health-care setting.
Education: Nursing degree and management training.
- Financial Manager– You’ll be in charge of all the functions involving money in a large or small organization.
Education: Finance or accounting degree from a business school.
- Petroleum Engineer– Providing expertise in oil and gas drilling, reservoir management and production are some responsibilities you’ll have.
Education: Engineering degree and other certifications.
- Skilled Construction – As a construction worker or builder, you thrive working with your hands. You would work as a professional, tradesman, or labourer.
Education: Trade school and required certifications.
- Software/Web Developer– A perfect job for someone tech-savvy, a web developer is a programmer who specializes in the development of computer applications.
Education: Software development.
- Information Systems Analyst– With a knack for the fine details, a systems analyst configures, maintains, and supports computers in a workplace.
- Data Analyst/Admin – As the job title states, as a data analyst you’d collect, organize, and analyze data for a client or employer.
Education: Computer science or math.
- Pharmacist– With an interest in pharmaceuticals and medicine, a pharmacist distributes medicine that has been prescribed to patients in a retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, senior centre or nursing home, and is an information source for medical information.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy.
- College/University Professor- A professor offers lessons, lectures and guidance in a variety of topics. Being a professor also allows you to focus on research.
Education: Undergraduate and graduate degrees in education; continuing teacher education.
- Dental Hygienist– A hygienist cleans patients’ teeth, educations to patients about dental hygiene, and assists the dentist during procedures.
Education: Dental Hygiene Diploma or bachelor program.