#findyourfit Spotlight on BC Careers: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services


Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 — 10:29am PST
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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 Professional, Scientific

and Technical Services Industry

With a 10-year total employment increase (2010-2020) of 61,300 and forecasted average annual employment growth (2010-2020) of 2.1%, here is what you need to know about 5 Growing Careers in BC’s Professional, Scientific and Technical Services:

1. Civil Engineers

civil

Age groups
25-44 – 52%
45-64 – 42%

Demographic
male 87%
female 13%

Provincial
average salary
$66,000-$95,000

The top region for this career in BC is the Northeast with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 2.5%, estimated current employment 100 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 60.

2. Paralegal and Related Occupations

para

Age groups
15-24 – 12%
25-44 – 51%
45-64 – 36%

Demographic
male 7%
female 93%

Provincial
average salary
$44,000-$53,000
The top region for this career in BC is the Cariboo with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 2.8%, estimated current employment 800 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 500.

3. Graphic Designers and Illustrators

graphic

Age groups
15-24 – 11%
25-44 – 69%
45-64 – 20%

Demographic
male 57%
female 43%

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

The top region for this career in BC is the Cariboo with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 2.1%, estimated current employment 100 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 50.

4. Information Systems Analysts and Consultants

infosys

Age groups
15-24 – 4%
25-44 – 63%
45-64 – 33%

Demographic
male 69%
female 31%

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

The top region for this career in BC is the Cariboo with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 2.9%, estimated current employment 20 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 10.

5. Software Engineers and Designers

software

Age groups
15-24 – 7%
25-44 – 78%
45-64 – 14%

Demographic
male 83%
female 17%

Provincial
average salary
$66,000-$95,000

The top region for this career in BC is the Cariboo with an average annual growth rate of employment (2010-2020) 2.9%, estimated current employment 20 British Columbians, and expected cumulative job openings (2010-2020) being 10.

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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