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Other Services Managers

What they do?

Managers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

A. Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of an establishment providing services such as dry cleaning, hairdressing or residential cleaning, or a school providing non-vocational instruction in driving, languages, music, dance, art, cooking or fashion

B. Establish or implement policies and procedures for staff

C. Plan and control budget and inventory

D. Respond to inquiries or complaints and resolve problems

E. Manage contracts for advertising or marketing strategies

F. Hire, train and supervise staff.

Where they find work?

1. Other services (except public administration) - 39.0%
2. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 19.0%
3. Information and cultural industries - 5.0%
4. Arts entertainment and recreation - 4.0%

What education do I need?

1. You usually need a high school diploma.

2. You may need a college diploma or, if you are managing a school, a vocational certificate in your course of instruction.

3. You usually need one to three years' experience.

4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree and almost 2 in 5 have a community college diploma.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Math
2. Business
3. English (Communication)
4. Family Studies

What can you expect to make:

Hourly wages ($20.76) are close to the national average ($18.07). These earnings are below average for occupations in the sales and service sector. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Other Services Managers wages

Expected Wage by Age

Other Services Managers Wage By Age


3% of Other Services Managers are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for management occupations.


Other Services Managers Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Other Services Managers Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Other Services Managers is considered Below Average because:

1. Employment grew at an average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($20.76) are close to the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is below average.

3. The unemployment rate (3%) is close to the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Below Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be close to the average.

2. Although the retirement rate will likely be above average, the number of retiring workers should contribute to job openings.

3. The number of job openings will likely exceed the number of job seekers. This will not be significant enough to have an impact on the work prospects.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations (per 10,000 people) of Other Services Managers are found in Alberta and Ontario while the lowest concentrations are in Newfoundland and Manitoba.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (11%) is below the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Leadership

2. Business management

3. Entrepreneurship skills

Part Time Workers

Other Services Managers Part Time Workers

Part time workers:

8% of Other Services Managers are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 16,900 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, a decrease of 9% since 1997. The percentage of part-time workers is 8% compared to the 2004 average (19%) and has dropped since 1997.

Age Demographics

Other Services Managers Age Demographics

Age Demographics:

The relatively low percentage of younger workers suggests few entry-level job openings, and could point to a greater need for workers with experience or a number of years of training. The retirement rate to 2009 will likely be above average reflecting the age/retirement structure of the occupation.

Self Employed

Other Services Managers Self Employed

Self Employed:

Roughly 40% of Other Services Managers are self-employed. This is considered The percentage of self-employed workers (40%) is above the 2004 average of 15% and has dropped since 1997. for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Other Services Managers Men vs Women

Men vs Women:

39% of the individuals employed as Other Services Managers are women. Compared to other industries, this is The percentage of women is 39% compared to the 2004 average of 48% and has dropped significantly since 1997. .