Canada’s Best Jobs 2014: Top 10 jobs in natural & applied sciences

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Specialized engineers consult in fields like agriculture and naval architecture. (Lisa Blue/E+/Getty)

Science explains everything, so there’s always a market for people who understand it. Canada has a shortage of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates, so those skills are likely to be in even more demand as the economy continues to grow. Here’s a list of Canada’s top 10 jobs in the natural and applied sciences.

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Rank Overall Rank Job Title Median Salary 5-Year Wage Growth 5-Year Job Growth
1 11 Specialized Engineer $79,997 28% 7%
2 20 Scientific Research Manager $79,997 -2% 20%
3 24 Engineering Inspector $79,040 28% -20%
4 25 Civil Engineer $79,331 19% 20%
5 26 Software Engineer $82,992 11 37%
6 27 Computer Systems Manager $70,720 12% 27%
7 34 Engineering Manager $88,005 3% 2%
8 42 Petroleum Engineer $100,006 18% 19%
9 44 Geologist, Geochemist & Geophysicist $88,525 19% -3%
10 52 Chemical Engineer $78,936 12% 30%



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