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Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants

What they do?

Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants perform some or all of the following duties:

A. Evaluate customer service and store environments

B. Conduct comparative research on marketing strategies for industrial and commercial products

C. Develop social and economic profiles of urban and rural areas to encourage industrial and commercial investment and development.

D. Prepare reports, research papers, educational texts or articles

E. Plan and develop E-commerce strategies

F. Provide consultation on planning and starting of new businesses.

G. Develop policies and administer programs to promote industrial and commercial business investment in urban and rural areas

Where they find work?

1. Management scientific and technical consulting services - 15.0%
2. Public administration - 13.0%
3. Finance and insurance - 8.0%
4. Other professional scientific and technical services - 7.0%
5. Wholesale trade - 7.0%
6. Information and cultural industries - 6.0%
7. Advertising and related services - 5.0%

What education do I need?

1. You need a bachelor's degree in economics, commerce, business administration or public administration.

2. You may need certification as a Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D).

3. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a manager.

4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Math
2. English
3. Business
4. Computer-related courses

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants is $26.22/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the social science, education, government service and religion and are close to the average for all professional occupations. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants wages

Expected Wage by Age

Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants Wage By Age

Unemployment:

3% of Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for professionnal occupations.

Unemployment

Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants is considered Average because:

1. Employment grew at an average rate.

2. The retirement rate is above average, and the number of retiring workers contributes to job openings.

3. Hourly wages ($26.22) are above the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is also above average.

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

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Average because:

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

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

3. The number of job seekers will likely exceed the number of job openings.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations (per 10,000 people) of Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants are found in Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island while the lowest concentrations are in Nova Scotia and Alberta.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (23%) is close to the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Leadership

2. Researching

3. Project management

Part Time Workers

Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


9% of Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 22,700 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 15% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The retirement rate to 2009 will likely be above average reflecting the age/retirement structure of the occupation.

Self Employed

Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 23% of Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants are self-employed. This is considered Above average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


59% of the individuals employed as Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants are women. Compared to other industries, this is Average.