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#findyourfit Spotlight on BC Careers: Healthcare


Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 — 1:14pm PDT
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keepcalm-darkThroughout January, February, and March 2014 I have partnered with WorkBC, the primary source of labour market information and employment resources, training information, programs and services in the province. Through their online resources, and my new featured series, we hope to connect British Columbians everywhere with the opportunity to take advantage of a growing economy.

Each week I will shine the spotlight on industries with the highest growth rate and employment increase (2010-2020) organized by growth rate — presented in a fun and informative manner. You can also follow #findyourfit on Twitter and WorkBC’s website for more information throughout the campaign.

5 Growing Careers in BC’s Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry in BC has a Forecasted Average Annual Employment Growth (2010-2020) of 2.5% and a 10-year total employment increase (2010-2020) of 75,300. Within it, there are some amazing, inspiring, and rewarding careers. Here is what you need to know about 5 Growing Careers in BC’s Healthcare Industry:

1. Social Worker

socialworker

Age groups
25-44 47%
45-64 50%

Demographic
19% Male
81% Female

Provincial average salary
is $53,000-$66,000

Provincial average
full-time hourly rate
Low $20.00 /hr
Median $32.00 /hr
High $40.00 /hr

The top region for this career in BC is the Cariboo with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 2.2%, estimated current employment 900 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 600.

2. Physiotherapists

physiotherapists

Age groups
25-44 48%
45-64 48%

Demographic
19% Male
81% Female

Provincial average salary
is $53,000-$66,000

Provincial average full-time hourly rate
Low $30.00 /hr
Median $36.50 /hr
High $39.00 /hr

The top region for this career in BC is the Northeast with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 3.2%, estimated current employment 60 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 40.

3. Dental Assistants

dental

Age groups
15-24 12%
25-44 58%
45-64 29%

Demographic
2% Male
98% Female

Provincial average salary
is $33,000-$44,000

Provincial average full-time hourly rate
Low $16.00 /hr
Median $22.25 /hr
High $28.50 /hr

The top region for this career in BC is the Northeast with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 2.9%, estimated current employment 500 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 300.

4. Medical Lab Techs and Pathologists’ Assistants

medlab

Age groups
25-44 43%
45-64 53%

Demographic
20% Male
80% Female

Provincial average salary
is $53,000-$66,000

Provincial average full-time hourly rate
Low $21.47 /hr
Median $32.00 /hr
High $36.82 /hr

The top region for this career in BC is the Northeast with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 3.2%, estimated current employment 100 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 80.

5. Nurse Aides, Orderlies and Patient Service

nurseaide

Age groups
15-24 8%
25-44 44%
45-64 47%
65+ 2%

Demographic
13% Male
87% Female

Provincial average salary
is $33,000-$44,000

Provincial average full-time hourly rate
Low $16.00 /hr
Median $20.11 /hr
High $24.00 /hr

The top region for this career in BC is the Northeast with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 2.9%, estimated current employment 500 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 300.

All of this and much more is available on the WorkBC website along with up-to-date job openings. You can also follow WorkBC on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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