11 Fastest-Growing Occupations in Canada – Hola Calgary
The top eleven fastest-growing occupations include solar photovoltaic installers, wind turbine service technicians, Nurse practitioners, software developers and others.
Solar Photovoltaic Installers
Solar photovoltaic (PV) installers, also known as PV installers, assemble, install, and maintain solar panel systems on rooftops or other structures.
Wind Turbine Service Technicians
Wind turbine service technicians, also known as wind techs, install, maintain, and repair wind turbines. Employment of wind turbine service technicians is projected to grow 96 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Home Health Aides
Home health aides and personal care aides help people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or cognitive impairment by assisting in their daily living activities. The median annual wage for home health aides was $22,600, and $21,920 for personal care aides, in May 2016
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice. Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Genetic counselors assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects.
Occupational Therapy Assistants
Occupational therapy assistants and aides help patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working. Occupational therapy will continue to be an important part of treatment for people with various illnesses and disabilities.
Nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners, also referred to as advanced practice registered nurses who have met advanced educational and clinical practice requirements
Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Employment of software developers is projected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026
Mental health Workers
Mental health and substance abuse social workers help people solve and cope with problems, diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues. Some social workers need a bachelor’s degree in social work, but clinical social workers must have a master’s degree and two years of post-masters experience in a supervised clinical setting.
Massage therapists treat relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients. Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 26 percent from 2016 to 2026.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpreters and translators convert information from one language into another. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language, while translators work in written language. The most important requirement is to have a bachelor’s degree, a native-level proficiency in English and at least one other language.