Managers in public administration direct the development, implementation, and evaluation of government policies, research, and programs and manage/control human and financial resources.
A. Government managers in health and social fields are concerned with the protection/promotion of health and social welfare for individuals/communities.
B. Government managers in the field of economics are involved in areas such as taxation, labour markets, transportation, international trade, and business development.
C. Government managers in educational fields deal with elementary, high school, community college, and university education.
D. Other government public administration managers direct the operations of legislatures and other activities such as intergovernmental affairs and elections.
1. Public administration - 77.0%
2. Health care and social assistance - 8.0%
3. Other services (except public administration) - 3.0%
1. You need a bachelor's degree related to your work and you may also need a graduate degree for many of these positions.
2. You usually need several years' experience in your profession or government experience in specific areas of policy development, research or program administration.
3. To be a manager in health and social policy, you may need a college diploma, rather than a university degree, in your field of work.
4. To be a manager in health policy and program administration, you may need certification in a health profession. For example, city medical officers of health must be physicians.
5. To be a manager in educational policy and program administration, you must have a provincial/territorial teaching certificate.
6. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a senior manager.
4. Computer-related courses
Hourly wages ($35.26) are above the national average ($18.07). These earnings are above the average for occupations in the social science, education, government service and religion sector. These wages grew at an above-average rate from 2002 to 2004.