Professionals in natural and applied science, social, health, education, business development, and marketing areas conduct research, develop policies, provide advice, and implement/administer various programs related to their field of work.
Economists and economic policy researchers and analysts conduct research and develop models to provide for economic forecasting.
Recreation and sports fitness program supervisors and consultants oversee and administer programs/activities, provide consulting services, and develop policies.
Program officers in government administer and operate programs associated with institutions such as Parliament, and activities such as international relations and elections.
Social science professionals such as anthropologists, geographers, historians, political scientists, sociologists, criminologists, linguists, and archaeologists study, analyze, and conduct research in their respective fields.
Psychometricians administer and interpret psychological tests.
1. Public administration - 31.0%
2. Health care and social assistance - 12.0%
3. Management scientific and technical consulting services - 9.0%
4. Educational services - 9.0%
5. Other services (except public administration) - 6.0%
6. Finance and insurance - 4.0%
1. In general, you usually need a college diploma or a university degree in your field of work.
2. Depending on your chosen field, you may need a master's or doctoral degree in that field of work.
3. You may require several years' experience, specialized training or certification in your field of work.
4. To be a foreign services officer, you must take competitive examinations.
5. To be a recreation and sports program supervisor or consultant, you may need certificates in areas such as fitness/lifesaving.
6. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree and almost 3 in 10 have a graduate degree.
The average hourly wages for Policy and Program Officers, Researchers and Consultants is $26.65/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.