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By 2031, it's estimated that 1 in 4 Canadians will be 65 or older. That growing senior population is driving an intense demand for healthcare professionals. If you work in fields such as nursing, healthcare administration or disability management, your skills are in intense demand. The shortages are so acute many professionals in this sector receive multiple job offers, even before they complete their studies. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to zero in on the best opportunities. At Randstad, we can help you zero in on opportunities that make the most sense for you.
our top healthcare roles
|nursing and care||administrative||disability management|
|healthcare coordinator||executive assistant||disability director|
|assistant head nurse||administrative agent||disability consultant|
|nurse clinician||medical secretary||disability trainer|
|registered nurse||medical transcriptionist||disability advisor|
|nurse assistant||medical archivist||disability case manager|
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average salaries in healthcare
Healthcare salaries in Canada are well above the median salary in Canada ($35,000 in 2017, according to StatsCan), particularly in the competitive field of nursing. The average starting salary for a nurse ranges from about $43,000 to $55,000, depending on the province you work. That figure can grow significantly as you gain experience.
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where you can work
The shortage of healthcare workers is intensifying, particularly in nursing. Organizations that employ healthcare workers, such as medical clinics, hospitals, insurance companies and health centres all need talented healthcare staff, and competition to attract them is fierce, so you'll often have your pick of employers. Sectors like geriatrics, psychiatry, palliative care and clinical research are hit especially hard by shortages, so there are plenty of opportunities in these sectors.
what you bring to the table
Above all, healthcare staff need a balance of technical knowledge and strong interpersonal skills. Healthcare staff are relied on for their medical knowledge, however they often interact with people and families who are going through a difficult time. The ability to provide support and comfort, while remaining calm is an essential skill in this profession.
training and certifications
Most healthcare roles require a college diploma or university degree in your field of choice. Some specialties require more specific certifications. In nursing roles, for instance, certification from the regulating body in the province you work in is required. In Ontario you must be certified by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). In Quebec you'll need to be certified by the Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ). Each province has their own regulatory body.
where your career is headed
Canada's aging population has made healthcare one of the fastest growing fields in the country. The number of roles available outstrips the healthcare professionals available to fill them. There's intense competition among employers in this sector, so salaries and benefits are highly competitive, and there's plenty of room to advance into more senior roles as you gain experience. The shortage is only set to get worse as the number of seniors in Canada grows and retiring Baby Boomers shrink the talent pool. If you work in the healthcare sector, your career prognosis is excellent for the foreseeable future.
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