Natural and applied science policy researchers, consultants and program officers do research, prepare reports, give advice and manage programs in a variety of areas related to the natural and applied sciences.
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People in these careers may be self-employed or work for:
Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2021 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))
Source: 2021 Job Bank Wage Report
Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook
10 year expected job openings: 1,380
Ergonomists or human factors specialists:
Occupational or industrial hygienists:
Science policy and program officers:
Technology transfer officers:
Key aspects of the work in this occupation:
Source: 2016 Census
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Progression to supervisory or managerial positions in these fields is possible with experience.
Certification of ergonomists through the Canadian Ergonomics Certification Board leading to the designation "Certified Ergonomist" (C.Ergo) is available.
Additional resources are not currently available for this career.