Best Growth Jobs

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Overall
Rank
Occupation % Growth in # of employees
(2006-2011)
Median annual salary (2011) % Change in salary (2006-2011)
1 Health policy researcher 102.00 66,560 17.73
2 Translator 86.15 54,080 15.56
3 Petroleum engineer 85.29 90,002 12.51
4 Natural science policy researcher 76.27 73,590 25.42
5 Immigration & revenue officer 72.94 56,160 9.67
6 Electrical & telecommunications contactor 67.27 69,160 21.31
7 Architect 65.56 60,008 10.79
8 Data analyst 63.58 66,040 22.12
9 Chemical engineer 63.49 72,800 12.00
10 Construction estimator 63.37 53,331 11.09
11 Marketing researcher 50.49 60,008 5.87
12 Ironworker 50.49 59,010 16.27
13 Laboratory technician 49.20 49,462 25.16
14 Personnel clerk 48.65 43,680 9.20
15 Babysitter 48.28 21,320 18.50
16 Chemist 47.83 64,002 28.00
17 Recording supervisor 47.38 41,662 11.28
18 Refrigeration & air conditioning mechanic 46.41 56,160 18.21
19 Nursing supervisor 45.68 74,880 23.63
20 Butcher 42.86 22,880
21 Heavy construction contractor 42.37 56,659 14.69
22 Health & social policy researcher 40.60 64,002 13.84
23 Correctional service officer 40.59 56,160 13.40
24 Paramedic 40.40 54,974 16.33
25 Construction manager 38.35 70,179 16.95
26 Construction contractor 37.85 58,240 24.78
27 Physician (GP) 36.63 53,997 20.02
28 Pet groomer 36.47 23,920 27.21
29 Business services manager 36.36 65,998 9.98
30 Respiratory therapist 36.36 62,400 15.38
31 Geological technician 35.96 56,160 16.98
32 Public relations specialist 35.88 57,990 28.90
33 Dental assistant 35.52 41,080 16.18
34 Event planner 35.38 39,520 2.70
35 Administrative officer 35.22 43,680 13.57
36 Transport industry manager 35.07 70,720 13.33
37 Oil and gas drilling supervisor 34.82 73,341 36.30
38 Paralegal 34.53 49,920 15.44
39 Health services assisstant 34.31 35,256 13.00
40 Lawyer 34.20 79,997 14.29
41 Marriage counsellor 33.87 48,006 11.88
42 Service supervisor 33.51 35,360 11.99
43 Power line & cable worker 33.33 65,603 10.67
44 Esthetician 33.16 27,040 18.18
45 Wholesale buyer 33.04 38,688 12.80
46 Roofer 31.88 41,600 11.11
47 Early childhood educator 31.31 33,800 16.07
48 Recruitment officer 30.77 49,067 9.72
49 Health, environment & occupational safety inspector 30.57 66,373 14.78
50 Financial officer 30.16 55,474 10.94

Methodology: We obtained Statistics Canada data on employment and wage levels for more than 600 occupations. For this list, we selected jobs with at least 10,000 employed individuals and ranked them based on employment growth between 2006 and 2011.

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