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Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks

What they do?

Survey interviewers perform some or all of the following duties:

A. Contact individuals by telephone or in person and explain the purpose of the interview

B. Ask questions following the outlines of questionnaires and surveys

C. Record responses on paper or enter responses directly into a computer database through computer-assisted interviewing systems.

Where they find work?

1. Public administration - 66.0%
2. Other professional scientific and technical services - 18.0%
3. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 5.0%

What education do I need?

1. Completion of secondary school may be required.

2. Experience in the operation of a computer may be required.

3. On-the-job training is usually provided.

4. May require driver's licence.

5. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Computer Basics - Word and Excel
2. English
3. Business
4. French

What can you expect to make:

The average hourly wages for Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks is $12.70/HR, which is below average for occupations in the business, finance and administration sector and are below average for all intermediate occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks wages

Expected Wage by Age

Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks Wage By Age

Unemployment:

17% of Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks are unemployed. This rate is above the average for intermediate occupations.

Unemployment

Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks is considered Below Average because:

1. Employment grew at an above-average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($12.70) are below the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is close to the average.

3. The unemployment rate (17%) is above 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 average, the number of retiring workers should contribute to job openings.

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

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks are found in Manitoba and Prince Edward Island while the lowest concentrations are in Ontario and Saskatchewan.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (28%) is close to the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Computer literacy

2. Customer service

3. Communication skills

Part Time Workers

Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks Part Time Workers

Part time workers:


45% of Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 18,100 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 30% since 1997.

Age Demographics

Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks Age Demographics

Age Demographics:


The relatively high percentage of younger workers suggests more entry-level positions and jobs that may serve as stepping stones in a career. Despite an expected older-than-average worker (35), the retirement rate to 2009 will likely be average because they also tend to retire at a later age (60).

Self Employed

Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks Self Employed

Self Employed:


Roughly 3% of Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks are self-employed. This is considered Average for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks Men vs Women

Men vs Women:


68% of the individuals employed as Survey Interviewers and Statistical Clerks are women. Compared to other industries, this is Above average.