A successful business is aware of its surrounding economic environment. Every part of the world has an economy dependent on its geographical location. Businesses in Saskatchewan are no different. Here are Saskatchewan’s fastest and slowest growing careers, so you will know which ones to keep an eye on and which ones to avoid.
At the top of the list is the health care industry. Canada’s elderly population is rising and will continue to rise during the next several years. Because of this, Canada’s elderly community care facilities will see a large job spike between 2015 and 2020. While Canadian jobs will see a modest 3% increase during this five-year time-span, health care jobs for the elderly will grow by 13%. Home health jobs will also increase rapidly at 12%.
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs are showing high growth. Those holding degrees in math, engineering, and computer science can land jobs in a wide spectrum of fields, ranging from robotics to finance, from IT to web development. Between 2015 and 2020, this field is expected to grow by 11%.
Other industries trending upward include web design, diesel mechanics, loss prevention officers (retail security), tool and die making, CNC programming, and home financing advising.
The reduction of gas prices has led to the oil and gas industry suffering a loss. Oil companies are decreasing the number of job openings and firing established employees.
The advancement of modern technology has not only led to more jobs in the technology industry, but also fewer jobs in the manufacturing industry. Machines are now performing manufacturing jobs once performed by humans. The burden of heavy lifting that was once placed on an employee is now an easy robotic function.
Other industries that are suffering decreases include electricians, dental hygienists, taxi drivers, telemarketers, executive assistants, welders, hair stylists, and personal trainers.
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