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Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting)

What they do?

Telecommunication carrier managers plan and direct the operations of telecommunication organizations/facilities. They analyze/evaluate installation, operation, and maintenance services, and recommend improvements.

Postal and courier service managers plan and direct the activities/operations of postal facilities, courier service companies, or Canada Post divisions. They review service effectiveness and make required changes.

Where they find work?

1. Information and Cultural Industries - 57.0%
2. Transportation and warehousing - 22.0%
3. Computer and electronic product manufacturing - 3.0%

What education do I need?

1. You usually need a university degree or college diploma.

2. To be a telecommunication carrier manager, you usually need a university degree in science, electrical or electronics engineering, or a related field. You may also need several years' experience, including supervisory experience in a related technical occupation.

3. To be a postal and courier service manager, you may also need several years' supervisory or operational experience.

4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 10 have a graduate degree.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Business
2. Computer-related courses
3. English (Communication)

What can you expect to make:

Hourly wages ($31.84) are close to the national average ($18.07). These earnings are close to the average for occupations in the business, finance and administration sector. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) wages

Expected Wage by Age

Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) Wage By Age

Unemployment:

1% of Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) are unemployed. This rate is below the average for management occupations.

Unemployment

Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) is considered Average because:

1. Employment grew at an above-average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($31.84) are close to the national average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is close to the average.

3. The unemployment rate (1%) is below the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be above average.

2. Although the retirement rate will likely be below 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.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations (per 10,000 people) of managers in communication are found in Quebec and Ontario while the lowest concentrations are in Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (14%) is below the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Leadership

2. Business management

3. Entrepreneurship skills

Part Time Workers

Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


1% of Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 19,300 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, a decrease of 9% since 1997. The percentage of part-time workers is 1% compared to the 2004 average (19%) and has dropped significantly since 1997.

Age Demographics

Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) 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 below average reflecting the age/retirement structure of the occupation.

Self Employed

Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 5% of Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) are self-employed. This is considered The percentage of self-employed workers is 5% compared to the 2004 average of 15%. for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


52% of the individuals employed as Managers in Communication (Except Broadcasting) are women. Compared to other industries, this is The percentage of women is 52% compared to the 2004 average of 48% and has dropped since 1997. .