• Prasanthi Naidoo

The most popular healthcare jobs for millennials


Millennials make up the largest cohort on the North American workforce. In Canada, they topped the Baby Boomers and Gen X in 2014/2015, and as more young people enter the job market - and older workers retire - the importance of this cohort only continues to grow.


The team at the job site LiveCareer recently analyzed which positions are most popular with millennials based on the current proportion of workers who fit this demographic. Because many of the people in this cohort came of working age during the weak job market of the 2008 recession, a large percentage of them remained in school, obtaining advanced education.


This has resulted in a high representation of healthcare positions numbering amongst the most popular career paths for millennials - a trend that is only expected to continue as the population ages and older generations look for increased medical care and services. The increased influence of technology on the healthcare field is also driving this as millennials were the first generation to come of age in a digital world.


Here are the most popular jobs in healthcare for millennials (along with their median annual wage in Canada.)


· Phlebotomist: $52,000 · EMTs and paramedics: $64,480 · Physician assistants: $84,510 [Statistics Canada reports that there is currently a shortage of Physician assistants in this country.]

· Medical assistants: $64,480 · Dental assistants: $47,720


· Veterinary assistants, animal health technologists and veterinary technicians: $35,672


See the full list of most popular careers for millennials at LiveCareer.com.


Millennials are now the biggest generation in the Canadian workforce [Source.]


Salary data for Canadian professions. [Job Bank.]


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