Health policy researchers and related

Health policy researchers and related

NOC
4165

- Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers

Conduct research, produce reports and administer health care policies and programs.

Quick facts

3-Year Outlook

Good
Good

3-Year Job Openings

41
 

Median Hourly Wage

$35.58
$23.00
Low
$47.30
High

Median Salary

$47,761
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

422
 

% Working Full Time

87%
 

% Working Full Year

70%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers conduct research, produce reports and administer health care policies and programs. They are employed by government departments and agencies, consulting establishments, universities, research institutes, hospitals, community agencies, educational institutions, professional associations, non-governmental organizations and international organizations.

Main Duties

Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Assist in developing government health policy by reviewing relevant literature, conducting interviews, collecting and analysing statistical data, and providing advice to senior managers and officials on issues such as health promotion, regulation, standards and financing
  • Design and implement health projects or programs
  • Maintain, update and manage health information databases
  • Compile and analyse statistical information provided by private and public health care institutions and organizations and produce reports
  • Monitor and evaluate health care programs operated by government departments and agencies or private organizations
  • Assess compliance with health standards and identify remedial action if necessary
  • Conduct evaluations and assessments of health projects and programs
  • Provide consulting services to clients in private establishments or government departments or agencies
  • Respond to internal and external program and policy information requests
  • Produce newsletters, magazines and other documents to provide information to association or organization members or the general public
  • Present the views of an association or organization to politicians, government officials, the media or the general public.

Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers may specialize in a particular area of health policy development, research or program administration such as addiction research.

Also Known As

  • child health care programs planning officer
  • drug and alcohol abuse consultant
  • health care consultant
  • health care planner
  • health policy research analyst
  • health promotion program officer
  • health services researcher
  • mental health programs consultant
  • policy development officer - nursing homes
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or college diploma in health science, public administration, recreation administration or hospital administration, or a bachelor's degree in social science, is required.
  • A graduate degree in health, social science or an administrative discipline may be required.
  • Several years of experience in the health field as a health care professional or as a community or social service worker are usually required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

73.1%
Female
26.9%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

2.5%
15-24
22.5%
25-34
23.8%
35-44
25.0%
45-54
15.0%
55-64
11.3%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
6.4%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
24.4%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
69.2%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

35.9%
Health care and social assistance
33.3%
Public administration
6.4%
Educational services
24.4%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

6.40%
Northeast
39.70%
Southeast
15.40%
Southwest
33.30%
Central
5.10%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$79,380
Northeast
$45,632
Southeast
$44,358
Southwest
$66,677
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$47,761

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$57,802

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$47,761

Newfoundland

$66,346

Prince Edward Island

$50,049

Nova Scotia

$55,523

Canada

$61,344
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3-Year

41
 

New Jobs: 3-Year

2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3-Year

39
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10-Year

137
 

New Jobs: 10-Year

2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10-Year

133