Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers

Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers

NOC
4166

Conduct research, produce reports and administer elementary, secondary and post-secondary education policies and programs.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

35
 

Median Hourly Wage

$33.65
$23.00
Low
$47.68
High

Median Salary

$50,858
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

482
 

% Working Full Time

89%
 

% Working Full Year

58%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers conduct research, produce reports and administer elementary, secondary and post-secondary education policies and programs. They are employed by government departments, school boards, research institutes, professional associations and educational and other organizations throughout the public and private sectors, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

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

  • Conduct research, produce reports and administer education policies and programs
  • Evaluate curriculum programs and recommend improvements
  • Develop the structure, content and objectives of new programs
  • Conduct statistical analyses to determine cost and effectiveness of education policies and programs
  • Provide ongoing professional development, training and consultative services to teachers and other professionals throughout the public and private sector
  • Develop teaching materials and other resources for program delivery
  • Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and symposia
  • May supervise the work of other education policy researchers, consultants or program officers
  • May administer specialized testing and assessment programs.

Also Known As

  • curriculum developer
  • curriculum planner
  • education consultant
  • education outreach program co-ordinator
  • education policy officer
  • education policy supervisor
  • education program co-ordinator
  • education program officer
  • education researcher
  • special education co-ordinator
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in education or in a discipline such as social science or business administration is required.
  • A master's degree in education may be required.
  • Specialized training or certification may be required.
  • Several years of experience as a school teacher are usually required.
  • A teacher's certificate for the province of employment is usually required when employed by provincial education ministries.

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

72.4%
Female
27.6%
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

8.3%
15-24
15.6%
25-34
28.1%
35-44
28.1%
45-54
19.8%
55-64
0.0%
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.

Data legend

0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
2.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
2.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
9.2%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
86.7%
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

54.3%
Educational services
33.0%
Public administration
5.3%
Health care and social assistance
7.4%
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

10.20%
Northeast
21.40%
Southeast
15.30%
Southwest
44.90%
Central
8.20%
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

$69,434
Northeast
$44,971
Southeast
$59,934
Southwest
$52,320
Central
$63,805
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

Southeast

$33.43
$11.70
Low
$44.44
High
No Data Available

Central

$35.41
$25.47
Low
$48.72
High
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

$50,858

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$66,875

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

New Brunswick

$50,858

Newfoundland

$78,993

Prince Edward Island

$59,186

Nova Scotia

$62,210

Canada

$58,194
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

35
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-11
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

45
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

118
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-33
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

149