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Survey of Career Service Professionals: Ontario

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How do Canada’s career service professionals differ across the country, in terms of their education, salary or professional development needs? CERIC has undertaken a Regional Analysis of its popular ...

How do Canada’s career service professionals differ across the country, in terms of their education, salary or professional development needs? CERIC has undertaken a Regional Analysis of its popular Survey of Career Service Professionals, offering a fascinating breakdown of trends in Ontario.

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    • Survey of Career Service Professionals: Ontario (348 Respondents) July, 2012
    • Demographic Information GenderResponse Chart Percentage CountFemale 82% 284Male 18% 64 Total Responses 348 AgeResponse Chart Percentage Count<25 1% 225 to 34 15% 5335 to 44 22% 7745 to 54 35% 12055 and over 27% 95 Total Responses 347 Ontario, 2
    • Demographic Information How would you describe the area where you are located?Response Chart Percentage CountLarge metropolitan area - 45% 156inner-city/urban locationLarge metropolitan area - 19% 66suburban locationCity or small town within 50 22% 77kilometers of a largemetropolitan areaSmall town in a rural area, or 13% 44other locations not near ametropolitan area Total Responses 343 Ontario, 3
    • Demographic Information What is your highest level of education completed?Response Chart Percentage CountSome high school 0% 0High school diploma or GED 1% 4College certificate 13% 45Bachelor’s degree 42% 146Master’s degree 32% 110Doctoral degree 2% 6Other, please specify: 10% 35 Total Responses 346 Ontario, 4
    • Demographic InformationWhat was your main area of focus in your highest level of post-secondary education applicable to the career services field? Response Chart Percentage Count Career development 20% 71 Counselling or educational 16% 56 psychology Education 14% 50 Organizational 7% 23 behaviour/human resources Psychology 11% 38 Social work 10% 35 Other, please specify: 18% 61 Not applicable 4% 13 Total Responses 347 Ontario, 5
    • Demographic Information What sector do you work in? (Select all that apply)Response Chart Percentage CountCorporate sector (career development 2% 6within a corporation)Government 12% 42Post-secondary education 29% 102Secondary education 4% 14Private sector (including career 18% 64management/transition firms andindependent career professionals)Registered charity 15% 53Other non-profit organization (non- 29% 100charity)Other, please specify: 7% 24 Total Responses 348 Ontario, 6
    • Demographic Information Years working in career development?Response Chart Percentage Count<5 years 21% 735 to 10 years 26% 8911 to 20 years 34% 115> 20 years 19% 66 Total Responses 343 Ontario, 7
    • Demographic Information What is your gross (before deductions) annual salary or income?Response Chart Percentage CountUp to $25,000 per year 4% 14$25,000 to $40,000 per year 11% 35$40,001 to $55,000 per year 33% 108$55,001 to $70,000 per year 25% 82$70,001 to $85,000 per year 12% 40$85,001 to $100,000 per year 9% 29$100,001 or more per year 7% 23 Total Responses 331 Ontario, 8
    • Demographic Information Do you have...Response Chart Percentage CountSingle employer 79% 272Multiple contracts 16% 55Other, please specify: 5% 18 Total Responses 345 Ontario, 9
    • Demographic Information Which best describes your work situation?Response Chart Percentage CountI work full time within career 74% 257services or career developmentI work part time within career 12% 43services or career developmentI am currently unemployed and 1% 4looking for work in careerservices or career developmentI am retired 1% 4Other, please specify: 11% 39 Total Responses 347 Ontario, 10
    • Demographic Information Which answer BEST describes your job function as it relates to the development/career counselling field? (Choose 1 answer)Response Percentage CountI am a student in the field 1% 2I am directly involved in curriculum development 1% 2I am directly involved in public policy development 1% 2I am directly involved in the provision of career services, mostly in a one-on-one setting 27% 95I am directly involved in the provision of career services, mostly in a group setting 5% 19I am directly involved in the provisions of career services divided between one-on-one and group 30% 103I develop career-related products/resources 4% 13My primary role is in research/academics in the field 3% 11My role is in the administration/support of to those who directly deliver career services 1% 4My role is in the management/supervision of those who directly deliver career services 23% 80I am not directly in the career development/career counselling field, but have a professional interest in it 5% 16 Total Responses 347 Ontario, 11
    • Demographic Information What is the size of your entire career services organization (including departments and satellites)?Response Chart Percentage CountSingle proprietor 10% 34<5 employees 10% 335 to 10 employees 15% 5111 to 25 employees 25% 8526 to 50 employees 17% 58>51 employees 24% 83 Total Responses 344 Ontario, 12
    • Demographic Information How did you find yourself working in the career development field? (Select all that apply)Response Chart Percentage CountEducational background 43% 151Fell into it 39% 134Worked my way up 27% 94Other, please specify: 16% 57 Total Responses 348 Ontario, 13
    • Demographic InformationWhat was the primary influencer for your entry into the field of career development? Response Percentages Count Career Transition 4% 16 Chance to Work with a Particular Population (Youth, Disabled, Aboriginal) 2% 9 Co-op/Early Work Experience 2% 9 Educational Background 3% 12 Have an Impact/See Results 1% 5 Interest in Career Development 10% 33 Mentor/Role Model 1% 6 Moved into it from Human Resource 2% 7 Moved into it from Teaching 0% 2 Opportunity for a Job/Advancement 8% 27 Personal Experience with Career Services (as a client) 3% 10 Struggle with Finding Own Career Direction/Survival Jobs 0% 2 Wanted to Help People 12% 40 Work in the Community/for a Non-Profit 2% 7 Total Responses 322 Ontario, 14
    • Demographic Information Where do you see yourself in five years in terms of your career?Response Chart Percentages CountDont know 4% 15Graduate Program 2% 8Leave the field 2% 9Management 15% 51Private Practice 8% 26Retired 11% 37Same position 12% 41Work Part Time 7% 23 Total Responses 322 Ontario, 15
    • Demographic Information If you are considering moving to a new field, please indicate the reason. (Select all that apply)Response Chart Percentage CountBurn out 12% 38Poor salary/income 14% 47No room to advance 12% 41Too much competition 4% 14Personal growth/new 30% 100challengeOther, please specify: 11% 37Not applicable 52% 173 Total Responses 330 Ontario, 16
    • Professional Development and LearningIn which of the following areas would you like to focus your professional development over the next year? (Select up to 5) Ontario, 17
    • Professional Development and Learning Thinking about given time constraints and available resources, what type of training do you prefer? (Select the top 3 that apply)Response Percentage CountCoaching or mentoring 24% 84Conference 48% 164Course with face-to-face delivery (offered through college, university or private institution) 39% 135Course via web delivery (offered through college, university or private institution) 33% 114In-house training 22% 75Independent study 20% 70Learning institute (intense learning experience held directly prior to or after a conference) 16% 55Workshop/seminar - in person 50% 174Workshop/seminar - online (webinar) 31% 108Other, please specify: 0% 0 Total Responses 333 Ontario, 18
    • Professional Development and Learning Given the training opportunities currently available to the field, which of the following presents the greatest challenge in meeting your training needs?Response Percentage CountCosts too much 70% 239Demands more time than I can spare 45% 154Do not address the skills/knowledge gaps relevant to me 32% 108Falls short in the depth or quality I need 33% 111Is not offered in a venue accessible to me 33% 113Other, please specify: 5% 17 Total 340 Responses Ontario, 19
    • Professional Development and Learning Given the available sources for career-related information, which of the following has presented you with the greatest challenge in meeting your research and information needs? (Select the top 3 that apply)Response Percentage CountAre not available in a format that I need 10% 34Are not current 28% 94Are not easily accessible 22% 74Are not relevant to my job 21% 70Costs too much 32% 108Demands more time than I can devote 50% 172Do not effectively answer my questions 24% 83Falls short in the depth or quality I need 30% 103Other, please specify: 4% 15Existing available sources for career-related information adequately address my needs 12% 41 Total Responses 343 Ontario, 20
    • Professional Development and Learning What is your yearly personal professional development budget?Response Chart Percentage CountNo budget provided 29% 99<$500 27% 93$500 to $1,000 22% 74$1,001 to $2,000 15% 50$2,001 to $3,000 4% 13>$3,001 3% 10 Total Responses 339 Ontario, 21
    • Professional Development and LearningIf an employer were not in a position to cover the costs of your professional development,how much would you be personally willing to pay for professional development annually? Response Chart Percentage Count <$500 63% 215 $500 to $1,000 25% 85 $1,001 to $2,000 9% 30 $2,001 to $3,000 2% 8 >$3,001 1% 4 Total Responses 342 Ontario, 22
    • Professional Development and LearningOn which of the following client groups would you most like to focus your professional development? (Select all that apply) Ontario, 23
    • Research Is your organization involved in career development research? Response Percentage Count Yes 19% 64 No 81% 280 Total Responses 344 What types of research are you undertaking? (Select all that apply)Response Chart Percentage CountQualitative research 49% 49Quantitative research 43% 43Follow-up studies 25% 25Other, please specify: 36% 36 Total Responses 101 Ontario, 24
    • Research Are you currently evaluating the impact of your career counselling/career development program or services? Response Percentage Count Yes 66% 221 No 34% 114 Total Responses 335 If you are currently evaluating your program, what are you focusing upon? (check all that apply)Response Percentage CountEvaluate changes in client attitudes, knowledge and/or skills after intervention (i.e. pre/post 41% 113questionnaires)Track client outcome (i.e. job/return to school) 56% 156Track client satisfaction 65% 181Other, please specify: 9% 26Not applicable 20% 55 Total Responses 277 Ontario, 25
    • Career Competency/Mobility How important is being professionally certified to you?Response Chart Percentage CountVery important 32% 111Important 30% 104Neutral 18% 61Somewhat important 7% 24Not at all important 9% 32Not applicable 3% 11 Total Responses 343 Ontario, 26
    • Career Competency/MobilityHow interested are you in becoming a manager in the field of career development? Response Chart Percentage Count Very interested 18% 60 Somewhat interested 31% 105 Not at all interested 30% 103 Not applicable 21% 70 Total Responses 338 Ontario, 27
    • Career Competency/MobilityIf available, would a potential opportunity to enhance your competencies in the following areas be suitable to your employer’s needs? Percentage Individual leadership & initiative 70% Business development / marketing & public relations 58% Customer service orientation 53% Judgment & decision making 61% Information analysis 64% Recruiting & developing organizational talent 52% Priority setting, managing work, delegation & follow up 64% Team-building & motivation 70% Performance evaluation & support 66% Negotiation & conflict management 68% Ontario, 28
    • Technology Access and Awareness Which of the following would you be most likely to use online? (Select the top 3 that apply)Response Chart Percentage CountAssessment tools and testing 74% 248Bulletin board/online discussion/chat 29% 97Blog 20% 66Email notifications (i.e. job postings, 74% 246conference announcements, upcomingevents)Information on new research and projects in 51% 169our fieldOnline/web conference course/seminar 49% 165Personalized material recommendations 23% 76based on your search historyPodcasts 16% 53RSS news feed 10% 34 Total Responses 328 Ontario, 29
    • Technology Access and AwarenessHow important is social media in terms of the work performed by career service professionals? Response Chart Percentage Count Very important 32% 108 Important 45% 150 Neutral 14% 48 Somewhat important 7% 22 Not at all important 2% 8 Total Responses 336 How often do you use social media tools for professional purposes? Response Chart Percentage Count Never 10% 34 Rarely 22% 75 Sometimes 30% 104 Often 27% 92 Always 11% 37 Total Responses 342 Ontario, 30
    • Technology Access and AwarenessHow would you rate your skill-level in terms of using social media as a career development tool? Response Chart Percentage Count Very skilled 13% 46 Somewhat skilled 58% 198 Not at all skilled 25% 85 Unfamiliar with most social media tools listed 4% 14 Total Responses 343To what extent are you involved in educating your clients about how to use social media tool? Response Chart Percentage Count Very involved 17% 59 Somewhat involved 48% 165 Not at all involved 32% 109 Unfamiliar with social media tools 2% 8 Total Responses 341 Ontario, 31
    • Technology Access and AwarenessDo you use any software or mobile applications related to career development? Response Chart Percentage Count Yes 14% 46 No 86% 285 Total Responses 331 Ontario, 32
    • Survey of Career Service Professionals Please visit the CERIC website to download the Survey of Career ServiceProfessionals Highlights Report (available in English and French) and related information as it becomes available. Ontario, 33