For a lot of people, a new year is a chance to start pursuing new goals and to get started on taking on new challenges. In a lot of cases, that can mean entering the job market in hopes of finding new employment opportunities, or even a new career path. If you are one of those people ready to make a career change in 2020, there are plenty of resources available to help you find the right position to pursue in the new year. Vancouver features a number of employment and temp agencies with the resources and expertise to put you on the right path, but there are other ways to get started on your employment search as well. Research into emerging employment opportunities conducted by Work BC is an excellent source for information about what jobs are currently in demand in BC, and what you can expect to earn working in these positions. Below we have prepared a brief summary of some high demand occupations for the next decade, but you can find a complete list by visiting the Work BC website.
High demand occupations for the next decade
1. Retail and Wholesale Trade Management
Of all the positions which are forecast to see a rise in demand, one with the highest expectation happens to be in retail and wholesale trade management. Thanks to a growing economy and the continued expansion of both e-commerce and brick and mortar retail, the demand for management in this industry is expected to rise steadily through 2028, with over 20,000 job openings. At this time, the median hourly wage for positions like this is expected to be around $28.00. According to the research, these management positions are expected to be filled by workers with some type of post secondary degree as well as a significant amount of on the job experience.
2. Financial Auditors and Accountants
In the decade following the recession, there has been a steady rise in the amount of startups and independent small businesses popping up throughout North America. With these new businesses continuing to emerge, the demand for financial and accounting services should also see a steady increase. According to the research, more than 10,000 positions are expected to be open in this sector between now and 2028 at a median hourly wage of $27.88. For workers with a bachelor’s or graduate degree in this field, the time is right to start looking for positions, or to contact a Vancouver employment agency to help find your next accounting job.
3. Administrative Officers
Similar to the demand for accountants and financial experts, growth in the professional and corporate sectors will lead to an increase in demand for administrative professionals as well. With little qualifications beyond a diploma, and a huge number of expected job openings, there are plenty of opportunities for workers to get their foot in the door with an administrative position that can earn them an average of $23.38 per hour. Vancouver temp agencies in particular are well suited to finding candidates for these positions, so if you are looking for work in this sector, an employment agency is a great place to get started.
4. Healthcare Professionals
Currently in Canada there is a huge demand for qualified healthcare professionals, and BC is no exception. As of now, there are more than 6,000 positions for family physicians which are expected to be filled, meaning the demand for doctors will continue to rise over the next decade. In addition, nearly 50,000 registered nurses are expected to be in demand in the coming decade in BC alone. With so many available positions waiting to be filled, and with salaries for these positions expected to rise, now has never been a better time to enter the healthcare sector when it comes to both wages and job security.
For more information about high demand occupations expected for the next decade, be sure to consult the Work BC website, or feel free to contact the Vancouver employment experts at Best Personnel to get started on finding your next job opportunity today!