Sales, admin support among ‘hot jobs’ for Toronto: Study

Biggest increases in technical sales, medical technologists
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 10/02/2013

The occupations that have seen the greatest job increase between 2010 and 2013 in Toronto are technical specialists and wholesale trade (37 per cent) and medical technologists and technicians (36 per cent), according to a study showing the hottest jobs, released by CareerBuilder.ca.

The study uses a labour market database, drawing from a range of government sources including the Census, the Labour Force Survey and the Survey of Employment, Payrolls, and Hours.

"Canadian job growth continues at a healthy pace, even as a large part of the world economy still struggles," said Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America. "The good news with this list is that the educational requirements for the occupations vary greatly, pointing to greater opportunities for anyone seeking employment; not just those in certain highly skilled fields."

Hot jobs for Toronto

Occupation

Change in jobs
(2010 to 2013)

Percentage
increase

Median hourly
earnings

Computer and information systems professionals

12,607

16%

$35.22

Sales and related occupations

9,661

31%

$11.03

Labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities

8,784

27%

$13.20

Food counter attendants, kitchen helpers, related

8,373

18%

$10.25

Administrative support clerks

7,879

17%

$20.28

Technical sales specialists, wholesale trade

7,420

37%

$24.04

Auditors, accountants and investment professionals

7,252

9%

$29.66

Civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineers

5,784

26%

$36.14

Medical technologists and technicians (not dental)

4,770

36%

$27.69

Managers in financial and business services

4,031

13%

$36.06

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