Honesty time: figuring out what you want to do with the whole rest of your life can be kind of difficult. Sure, there are those of us who might have it all figured out - even from a young age - but there are others who legit have no clue what career path they want to go down.
Which is honestly fine! Whether you’re 16, 18 or 25, it’s totally cool not to have everything figured out to a T. Sure, there are people who can help; and you probably already do have a ballpark assumption of what you want to do based on what you like and what you’re good at.
But sometimes not even that’s enough. Deciding what you’re going to do for a very, very long time in your life is a pretty big decision to make, so having all the information available - like, for example, what career are going to be in-demand in the next couple of years - is super key.
Within in the next few years, a lot of baby boomers are going to be heading on into retirement, leaving a huge gap in certain job markets. Gaps that you just might be able to fill, if you start training for them now. Quebec’s Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux knows this is really key information for young people just starting a career and people looking to switch their careers alike - and to prove just how much they’ve got your back, they’ve compiled a list of jobs that’ll be in super high demand, begging to be filled by our generation, in the next few years!
So here are 5 jobs in Quebec that'll be in high demand by 2022:
This is the perfect job for those who love to help other people. Specialized Nurse Practitioner (SPNs) have additional training (graduate studies in Nursing), as they work closely with doctors and other nurses to provide their patients nursing and medical care. They are responsible for all aspects of a person’s health!
SPNs have a very important role, as they study and monitor their patients behaviours and conditions. They also prescribe diagnostic tests, medications and treatments according to their specialty.
If you’re thinking of becoming an SPN then you might want to start with some training in Health, Assistance and Nursing. A number of alluring scholarships are available.
This is the perfect job for good communicators who like to be a reassuring presence for others. Orderlies provide basic care and physical assistance to their patients, helping them maintain and improve their overall health. They’re hospital attendants who assist medical and nursing staff with various tasks and interventions. Orderlies help patients in the morning, with bathing, and getting dressed, during meals and at bedtime.
You have to be in great physical condition as well since you are handling patients daily. One of the best parts about this job is that you get to work with a team of other professionals who are just as passionate about their jobs.
While you don’t need any post-secondary schooling to become and orderly, there are several healthcare assistance training programs offered in Quebec that have excellent job placement rates.
Another very important role in the health and social services network! Pharmacists are your go-to professionals for everything related to medicine and treatments. They are essential partners for doctors, as they know which specific medicine can help treat and prevent disease. Indeed, increasingly complex drug treatments and the increased role of drugs in the treatment of diseases make pharmacists indispensable to patients and healthcare professionals.
So what’s the next step to becoming a pharmacist of establishment? Pharmacists are required to have an undergraduate degree and become members of the Ordre des Pharmaciens du Québec.
If you’ve been told you’re a great listener and your friends always go to you for advice, then you should consider becoming a psychologist. These professionals make use of their strong interpersonal skills all the while maintaining an especially meticulous and scientific point of view in order to evaluate various states of mind.
It is extremely rewarding as you get to work with a variety of clients on a daily basis. Indeed, the psychologist can work in the community, for example, with children and adults with mental health problems in a CLSC or a youth center. A psychologist can do psychological assessments, help people adapt to change, as well as understand and modify their attitudes and behaviour. They are curious and determined to study the dynamics of individuals, which makes this a very challenging yet stimulating career.
Think you’re up for the challenge? Well to practice psychology you need a PhD in Psychology. There are plenty of schools in Quebec that offer doctorate programs in psychology.
Are you a natural leader and good as seeing the bigger picture? Being a nurse clinician could fit like a glove. Nurse clinicians are responsible for a range of nursing care services. They evaluate the health of patients and determine and provide care and nursing treatment plans for those presenting complex health problems and varied biopsychosocial dimensions.
Nurse clinicians also coordinate team work and act as advisors for their colleagues and interdisciplinary team. If you like to touch on all facets of your field and being in charge, this job just might be the one for you.
Sound interesting? All you have to do is get an undergraduate degree in Nursing Sciences! It’ll be worth it.
These are just some of the possible careers in health and social services that will be available from now up until 2022! If you truly want to make a difference and an impact in the lives of other people, then consider these careers, which are soon to be in high demand! Do your research and discover the endless possibilities with a career in health and social services!
Find the complete list of careers on the Avenir en santé website!
The campaign promoting health and social services professions is intended to support workforce planning in the public health and social services network. The actions taken seek to highlight and promote the diverse array of attractive and accessible health and social services careers in this field in order to encourage young people to enrol in academic programs in this field.