Career Research

Secondary School Teacher

Education

  • Bachelors Degree in Education
    • Undertaken after another degree (typically in the arts or sciences)
  • Specialized training in their specific subject
  • Provincial teaching certificate

Salary

  • Median Salary in BC is $74,277
  • Hourly rates:
    • High: $51.92/hr
    • Median: $35.71/hr
    • Low: $21.54/hr

Tasks

  • Prepare course material and teach it to students effectively
  • Teach students using various mediums and methods
  • Mark assignments, projects, and tests
  • Assist students in and out of school hours as necessary
  • Attend meetings, workshops, etc

Stability

  • 61% of teachers work full time
  • No work or pay over summer, winter, and spring break

Hours

  • School Hours during the week
    • Marking, lesson planning, and extra activities are all on personal, unpaid time
  • Recent graduates are TOCs for several years until they are considered for permanent positions

Skills Required

  • Clarity in instructing
  • Knowledgeable
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication

 

Composer/ Arranger

Education

  • Degrees in composition are extremely beneficial but not necessary

Salary

  • Median Salary in BC is $34,695
  • Often self-employed

Tasks

  • Create original compositions for TV shows, movies, video games, artists/ specific groups, etc
  • Change and adapt existing compositions

Stability

  • Predicted 1.5% market growth by 2028
  • Often self-employed/ by commission
  • 39% of workers working full time

Hours

  • Often self-employed

Skills Required

  • Technical musical ability
  • Judgment
  • Communication
  • Coordination

 

Clinical Psychologist

Education

  • in BC, you need a doctoral degree in psychology to get registered as a psychologist 
  • Must be registered with the  College of Psychologists of British Columbia (CPBC)
    • Have a doctoral degree in psychology
    • Pass a written test
    • Fulfill practical experience requirements 

Salary

  • $71,490 median salary in BC
  • High hourly rate: $56.95/hr
  • High median rate: $34.37/hr
  • High low rate: $12.65/hr

Tasks

  • Analyze behavior and diagnose issues
  • Help patients through various health issues (mental, physical, and more)
  • Coach patients to reach their goals
  • Utilize therapeutic techniques in order to help patients

Prospects

  • High demand in BC
  • 200 new job openings in BC expected by 2023

Stability

  • 36% of workers are working mostly fulltime

Hours

  • Hours vary wildly from person to person

Skills Required

  • Active listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Reading comprehension
  • Decision making

 

All statistics from WorkBC

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