As the population ages, careers in the health care industry are becoming increasingly in demand. These primary health-care providers work with doctors and other professionals to provide a variety of services. In addition to nurse practitioners, this job category includes physician assistants and midwives. People in this field might work in a hospital, a community clinic or a birthing centre. Your job duties could include anything from administering vaccinations to delivering babies.
The requirements for these jobs vary depending on the type of work. Nurse practitioners usually need a Master’s degree in nursing, while physician assistants and midwives require university degrees in related programs. Depending on the province you live in and the type of job, you may also need to register with a regulatory body.
People in this job category earn a median salary of $104,000.
The number of people employed in this field has increased 75% over the last five years. By 2024, the government predicts there will be more jobs in this field than people looking for work.
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