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Top 5 in-demand jobs in Vancouver

DH Vancouver Staff Aug 13, 2014 9:49 am

Whether you’re just getting started in the Vancouver workforce or thinking about making a change, it’s always advisable to choose a career path with a wide-variety of open positions. There’s currently a number of in-demand jobs in Vancouver, offering professionals in these fields job stability, career growth and a fulfilling work life.

Looking for a new job in British Columbia’s largest city? Here are the top five jobs in Vancouver listed by that are currently the most in-demand professions:

Geotechnical Engineer

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Professionals working in this branch of civil engineering typically spend a great deal of time in the field analyzing the likely behavior of soil and rock, to determine whether the area is a safe location for a construction project. They may be responsible for completing tasks such as collecting data, conducting lab tests, preparing project proposals, and interpreting lab results.

According to, the average annual salary of a geotechnical engineer in Vancouver is $65,685.



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Most every type of company relies on at least one highly qualified accountant to keep the organization running smoothly. These professionals are tasked with a wide-variety of responsibilities, including keeping accurate financial records, ensuring business practices comply with laws, paying taxes, preparing reports, and finding ways to cut costs and boost revenues to help the business increase profits.

According to, the average annual salary of an accountant in Vancouver is $47,116.

Electrical Engineer

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Every piece of electronic equipment ─ from Mp3 players to GPS systems to electric motors ─ is carefully designed, developed, and tested by a team of electrical engineers. These professionals supervise the product manufacturing process to ensure products meet specifications and codes, devise new ways to improve products, and troubleshoot problematic equipment.

According to, the average annual salary of an electrical engineer in Vancouver is $69,754.

Registered Nurse


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People count on registered nurses (RNs) to care for sick patients, provide preventative healthcare information, and to give advice and emotional support. These healthcare professionals work in a wide-variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, schools, and more. Specific responsibilities vary, but often include administering medication, recording medical patient medical histories and symptoms, creating care plans, and teaching families how to monitor and manage illnesses.

According to, the average annual salary of an RN in Vancouver is $61,204.



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When animals fall ill or otherwise require medical attention, veterinarians are tasked with tending to them ─ similar to the care a physician provides to humans. These professionals are responsible for diagnosing, treating, and researching countless medical conditions impacting animals. The duties of these professionals typically include, but are not limited to, examining animals, diagnosing and treating medical conditions, performing surgery, conducting diagnostic tests, administering, vaccines, and educating owners on the best ways to care for their pets.

According to, the average annual salary of a veterinarian is $76,052.


All jobs are not created equal. If you’re currently looking for new opportunities, consider exploring one of the above five careers. Not only will you get to spend each day doing something you enjoy, you’ll also reap the benefits of holding an in-demand job offering limitless growth potential.


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DH Vancouver Staff
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