Healthcare Career Futures - BC - Sprott-Shaw Presentation


Published on's President, CEO, Melodi Wood presented this slideshow to student's at Sprott-Shaw Community College. It reviews the job prospects for Licensed Practical Nurses, Resident Care Attendants and Medical Office Assistants both national and within the province of British Columbia.

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Healthcare Career Futures - BC - Sprott-Shaw Presentation

  1. 1. Healthcare Career Futures<br />Sources: Service Canada’s and<br />
  2. 2. Healthcare Industry Outlook – BCKey Points<br /><ul><li>Large workforce in B.C.
  3. 3. Demand for health care has been increasing due to population growth and aging.
  4. 4. Most jobs are located in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and Coast and Thompson-Okanagan regions.
  5. 5. Future job prospects are expected to be above average.</li></li></ul><li>Healthcare Industry Outlook – BCWorkforce Characteristics<br />
  6. 6. Healthcare Industry Outlook - BC<br />Projected Healthcare Job Opportunities in BC<br />
  7. 7. Job Futures: LPNs<br />National Outlook<br /><ul><li>Fair</li></ul>Overview:<br /><ul><li>Employment is growing at an average rate
  8. 8. Unemployment rate is 1%, that is 6% lower than the 2004 average
  9. 9. Employment growth rate will likely be close to the average.</li></ul>Remaining Competitive: Desired Skills<br /><ul><li>Nursing aging patients in acute care and home settings
  10. 10. Continue to educate yourself as new technology emerges
  11. 11. Nursing critically ill patients will increase chances of being hired in hospital setting</li></li></ul><li>Job Futures: LPNs<br />Provincial Outlook<br /><ul><li>Above average </li></ul>Overview:<br />
  12. 12. Job Futures: LPNs Current Snapshot<br />
  13. 13. Job Futures: RCAs<br />National Outlook<br /><ul><li>Good</li></ul>Overview<br /><ul><li>Employment is growing at an average rate
  14. 14. The unemployment rate is 2%, that is 5% lower than the 2004 average
  15. 15. Employment growth rate will likely be significantly above average because of ongoing trends--aging population, new technologies that improve the ability to diagnose/treat disease, increased government funding for health care, and Canadians with health care insurance that covers more services</li></ul>Remaining Competitive<br /><ul><li>Advanced training to gain additional knowledge/skills
  16. 16. Working in nursing homes or long term facility</li></li></ul><li>Job Futures: RCAs<br />Provincial Outlook<br /><ul><li>Above Average </li></ul>Overview:<br />
  17. 17. Job Futures: RCAsCurrent Snapshot<br />
  18. 18. Job Futures: MOAs<br />National Outlook<br /><ul><li>Limited </li></ul>Overview:<br /><ul><li>Competition among new graduates will likely be above average
  19. 19. The rate of employment 2 years after graduation was 95% with 91% in full-time positions</li></ul>Remaining Competitive: Desired Skills<br /><ul><li>More opportunities as administrative support clerks
  20. 20. You will also find opportunities in administrative and regulatory occupations.
  21. 21. Stay current with technological developments.
  22. 22. Workers with specialized skills in computer software and information management technology will likely have greater employment opportunities.</li></li></ul><li>Job Futures: MOAs<br />Provincial Outlook<br /><ul><li> Above Average</li></ul>Overview:<br />
  23. 23. Job Futures: MOAsCurrent Snapshot<br />
  24. 24. About<br />Healthcare Specific Job Board<br /><ul><li> Set up your profile
  25. 25. Upload your resume
  26. 26. Access to tons of jobs – nationwide
  27. 27. Receive job-match notifications</li></li></ul><li>About<br />Career Resources<br /><ul><li>Travel & volunteer opportunities
  28. 28. Links to important associations & boards
  29. 29. Conference & job fair listings
  30. 30. Links to educational programs
  31. 31. Healthcare Blog</li></li></ul><li>About<br />Communication& Community<br /><ul><li>Original articles from writers in the healthcare industry
  32. 32. Interactive forum where you get to be the expert
  33. 33. Social network of healthcare professionals like you</li>