Canada’s Best Jobs 2014: Top 10 jobs in health care and medicine

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Two nurses preparing bloodwork for a young patient (Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star/Getty)

Hoping to make people feel better and make some money doing it? Here’s a list of Canada’s top 10 health care jobs. These professions offer a decent median wage, and show solid job and wage growth. And with the aging of Canada’s population, the need for health care workers is growing as the number of patients increase and health care workers themselves retire. Click or tap any job title highlighted in red to see its complete job profile. You can see our methodology here.

Rank Overall Rank Job Title Median Salary 5-Year Wage Growth 5-Year Job Growth
1 5 Health Care Manager $87,360 14% 15%
2 7 Head Nurse & Medical Supervisor $76,960 18% 11%
3 16 Registered Nurse $72,800 15% 13%
4 18 Psychologist $77,875 18% 30%
5 31 Occupational Therapist $73,112 17% 20%
6 40 Pharmacist $95,680 10% 34%
7 41 Health & Occupation Inspector $68,640 13% 40%
8 48 Dental Hygienist $70,637 0% 8%
9 72 Dietitian & Nutritionist $68,640 14% 68%
10 74 Health Policy Researcher $67,600 4% 71%



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