Median Salary: $97,074
Salary Growth (2009–2015): +21%
Total Employees: 19,900
Change in Employees (2009–2015): +17%
This group of managers are employed by insurance companies, real estate firms, stockbrokers and security exchanges. They are responsible for business development and ensuring that theirs team meets the established objectives.
You need a university degree in business administration or a finance-related discipline to enter the field. Then, it’s about accumulating enough experience in the particular industry you’re interested in to be considered for a management role. To sell products in the real estate, securities or insurance sectors, you need a license.
Compensation varies highly in this field, depending on the individual’s experience and the specific role.
There isn’t a significant gap between the number of job seekers and job openings in this field, according to Job Bank Canada. Given the extensive experience required for the position, over a third of jobs seekers are expected to come from other roles such as placement officers and business management experts.