Job prospects Accounting Technician in British Columbia
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Job opportunities in British Columbia
Prospects over the next 3 years
The employment outlook will be moderate for Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 12200) in British Columbia for the 2023-2025 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
- Moderate growth in finance, insurance, and professional, scientific and technical services is projected to support opportunities in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Accounting technicians and bookkeepers in British Columbia:
- Approximately 32,750 people work in this occupation.
- Accounting technicians and bookkeepers mainly work in the following sectors:
- Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services (NAICS 5412): 31%
- Construction (NAICS 23): 12%
- Other retail stores (NAICS 44-45, except 445): 7%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 57% compared to 78% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 42% compared to 22% for all occupations
- 64% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers work all year, while 36% work only part of the year, compared to 61% and 39% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 43 weeks compared to 42 weeks for all occupations.
- 36% of accounting technicians and bookkeepers are self-employed compared to an average of 17% for all occupations.
- The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
- Men: 13% compared to 52% for all occupations
- Women: 87% compared to 48% for all occupations
- The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
- no high school diploma: less than 5% compared to 8% for all occupations
- high school diploma or equivalent: 28% compared to 28% for all occupations
- apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 12% compared to 13% for all occupations
- college certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 28% compared to 17% for all occupations
- bachelor's degree: 20% compared to 22% for all occupations
- university certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 7% compared to 12% for all occupations
Breakdown by region
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Labour market conditions over the next 10 years
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