Job prospects Chief Of Operating Area in Québec

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "chief of operating area" was moved from the group Managers in health care (NOC 0311) to the group Managers in health care (NOC 30010).

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "chief of operating area" in Québec or Canada.

Job opportunities in Québec

Note that these outlooks are based on the 2016 version of the NOC. Learn more about our methodology.

chief of operating area
Prospects over the next 3 years
Very good

The employment outlook will be very good for Managers in health care (NOC 0311) in Quebec for the 2022-2024 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Managers in health care in Quebec:

  • Approximately 9,950 people work in this occupation.
  • Managers in health care mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 56%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 19%
    • Nursing and residential care facilities (NAICS 623): 15%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 6%
  • 71% of managers in health care work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 40 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • 8% of managers in health care are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 33% compared to 52% for all occupations
    • Women: 67% compared to 48% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • high school diploma or equivalent: 6% compared to 20% for all occupations
    • apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 7% compared to 19% for all occupations
    • college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 24% compared to 24% for all occupations
    • bachelor's degree: 25% compared to 16% for all occupations
    • university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 36% compared to 9% for all occupations

Breakdown by region

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Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

Labour market conditions over the next 10 years

Explore current and future job prospects for people working as a "chief of operating area" Managers in health care (NOC 30010) or Canada.

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Labour Market Information Survey
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