More Comprehensive Planning May Be the Key to a Long and Satisfying Career
Every year, many young people across Canada are faced with a difficult decision that can have an abiding impact on their adult lives; specifically, what type of work do they want to do when they enter the workforce on a full-time basis. And depending on their choice or area of interest, they look for a post-secondary institution which offers a program that is well-suited to attaining their goal.
Unfortunately, such a vitally important decision can often be made primarily on the basis of the response to this sole question, yet the consequences can be significant in relation to an individual’s career path. That is because there is another vital aspect that must be considered before making this decision – will that career option still be in demand when they complete their education, and will it be sustainable over the long term?
A strong indication that career path preferences are likely not being weighed to the full extent noted above lies in Ontario’s post-secondary admissions data, where roughly one-third of all registered applicants were enrolled in arts programs, an area of the provincial job market that holds less demand than other fields. Furthermore, post-graduate figures for Ontario in 2015 reflect that up to 27% of university graduates and as high as 21% of college graduates are not working in jobs related to their areas of study within just three years of leaving school.
This is by no means an attempt to disparage/mock the post-secondary education system in general or the arts discipline in particular, but rather should lead to another question that one may want to ask-and-answer when considering their future work – which career opportunities will offer the best long-term potential? Based on a compilation of various published reports and forecasts; the following summarizes the top career opportunities within Canada moving forward (in no particular order):
- Public Service (all levels)
- Construction Management
- Trades (plumbing and electrical)
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Information security
- Software development (gaming)
- Accounting/Financial Management
- Health Care
- Laboratory technician
- Marketing/Market Research
- Job placement specialist
- Human resources specialist
- Legal (corporate law, family law, criminal defence)
While the above fields/industries might not appeal to all parties, there is some degree of merit for considering such career opportunities/options. Statistical trends are indicating that these areas have experienced declining rates of enrollment in recent years and that the gap is widening between the need/demand for capable candidates and the number of qualified individuals available to fill the roles.
Employment Agencies Can Offer Valuable Guidance and Support to Job Seekers
Perhaps the above discussion has triggered some introspection for individuals who might be uncertain of their future employment opportunities or those who may be considering making a career change; it may also have raised other important questions in relation to influencing their career path – specifically, how and where to start?
Both of these concerns can be addressed and alleviated through the services provided by the job placement specialists at employment agencies such as Winters Technical Staffing in Toronto. For more than 40 years, the professionals at Winters Technical Staffing have successfully supported job seekers, across all levels of work experience, in their efforts to find meaningful and suitable employment in such industries as:
- Supply Chain
- Various Skilled Trades
- Engineering Disciplines
Employment agencies like Winters Technical Staffing develop and sustain strong working relationships with the hiring/staffing decision makers from numerous employers within these industries, and thus have access to job opportunities that may not be advertised to the general public. In addition, the Winters Technical Staffing consultants formulate and maintain contact with a pool of potential candidates who possess the skills, experience, and educational backgrounds that these employers require; and through their intimate knowledge of these jobs/employers/industries, these consultants can help match suitable candidates and their career aspirations to compatible organizational needs.
Contact Winters Today
Employment agencies can offer valuable guidance and support for job seekers who might be uncertain about their career options or who may be looking to make a career change. Call the experienced placement professionals from Winters Technical Staffing today at 416-495-7422 to arrange a complimentary consultation with one of our consultants.