November 4, 2021 | Quebec
Congratulations on your graduation from CDI College! You know, going to school is like a tricky level in a video game: it’s tough, but once you complete it your world opens up to tremendous opportunities. With a wide range of jobs now within reach, your first step is to explore opportunities on job search websites. There are some jobs that are particularly popular among new graduates, so let’s look at what they are and the kind of work they entail.
1. Administrative Assistant
In essence, an administrative assistant is responsible for keeping things running smoothly. As an administrative assistant, you may help out an entire office, a particular team, or even be the right-hand of a top manager. As an essential element in any well-run business, you’ll learn the company’s processes and see how business is conducted. If you secure your reputation as a hardworking, efficient, and reliable assistant, your employer may recommend you to HR managers, and you may even find yourself moving up in the company.
You could earn a salary of $43,900 per year as an administrative assistant.
2. Sales Account Manager
If you have excellent communication skills, can generate ideas quickly, and have a knack for getting people to talk, a job in sales and account management might just be right for you. This industry demands outgoing, creative employees who understand recent trends and who can bring in new ideas to draw in customers. This position does not require a lot of work experience if you have strong skills in conflict-resolution, communication, and customer service.
The median salary for account management is $48,750, which can grow substantially with experience and commission.
3. Social Media Manager
Social media managers work with different platforms to create and drive strategy. You will increase the company’s reach and engagement across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and perform social media monitoring. To put it briefly, you will be promoting your company via social media channels. These days, you can earn not only "likes," but also money through social media.
The median salary for this position is 59,000* a year.
4. Licensed Practical Nurse
An in-demand industry, healthcare has both full-time and part-time opportunities for applicants with various skill levels. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) work in a variety of healthcare settings, like hospitals, doctors’ offices, hospices, and clinics. Working under the supervision of registered nurses and doctors, LPNs preform essential tasks to ensure the comfort of patients. Practical nursing is among the top industries that are likely to experience growth through 2026. Moreover, recent college graduates in practical nursing are highly sought after by employers.
The median salary for LPNs is $52,650* a year.
5. Quality Control Specialist
There are plenty of job opportunities for quality control specialists in technology. As a quality control (or assurance) specialist, you will run test scripts, provide insights on testing new software or hardware products, and find bugs.
Median salaries in this field is around $56.160* a year.
The Future of Jobs in Canada
The peculiarity of the Canadian labour market for new graduates is that there are fewer job opportunities for remote work. However, the upside of in-person work is the quality of your experience. When you work side by side with experienced colleagues, you will learn the ins and outs of a job faster.
Despite all the choices you have, remember that no matter what path you choose, it will be the right one! Keeping this in mind will help you move forward and will give you the courage to explore new opportunities. There’s no time like the present, so take a moment now to view current job opportunities for recent graduates here
Please note that all median wages are based on stats from jobbank.gc.ca.