The Best Eight Careers for Canadian Graduates in 2020

The best careers for Canadian graduates in 2020 aren’t necessarily surprising. But they’re safe. Especially from robots.

“So, what kind of job is that degree going to get you?”

It’s the same question every student is asked. About 34 times a week.

Then there’s the added stress if a robot will take your job. Automation is a real threat to many jobs. Here’s a cool website—literally called Will Robots Take My Job—that shows what percentage of your industry will be automated by robots named Alpha 500 in the near future.

But it’s not all grim. The Baby Boomers, for instance, are beginning to retire. A little late (read: 10 years late), but it’s happening nonetheless. Those job opportunities are starting to open in a big way.

If you’re curious about the breakdown of jobs in your specific province, check out this article by Global News. It breaks down job placements based on province, and separated by university and college education.

We went ahead and did the research to find the most dependable jobs for 2020 and the future. Top find which ones are more robot-proof and which industries are having growth spurts.

Top jobs in 2020 and Future:

Registered Nurse

As our Baby Boomers age, they’re going to need support. Becoming a registered nurse is totally safe. There’s only a 0.9% chance robots will take your job.

Software Engineer or Designer

This has been on the come-up for years, and that’s not going to slow down. In fact, it’s going to accelerate. There’s only a 4.2% chance robots will take your job. There’s a projected growth of 19% by 2024.

Business Management Consultant

Make the big bucks. Business is here to stay. There’s a projected growth of 14% by 2024. There’s only a 13% chance robots will take your job.

Virtual Reality & Multimedia Artists and Animators

It’s the talk of the town, and it looks like VR is definitely going to be a part of the future. There’s a projected growth of 6% by 2024. There’s only a 1.5% chance robots will take your job.

College or Vocational Instructor

Students still want to learn. Right? There’s only a 0.95% chance robots will take your job.

Veterinary Technician

This one was a little surprising, but people love their pets. There’s only a 2.9% chance robots will take your job. And there’s going to be 19% growth in this industry by 2024.

Mining, Oil and Gas Supervisor

Still a dependable job in the future, albeit oil and gas will start to eventually wane in coming years.

Self-employment

This is a growing field with the internet opening up opportunities around the world to hone your craft. You’re safe.

Elementary School Teacher

Gotta teach those kiddos. Totally safe. There’s only a 0.44% chance robots will take your job.

Editor’s Note: Got something to add to this story? Is your job going to be irrelevant? We’d love to hear your story. Email us at editor@studentlifenetwork.com.

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Ryan Bolton

Ryan Bolton

Ryan Bolton is the Director of Communications (aka. Guy That Plays With Words) at Student Life Network. He has a beard that can nest a family of sparrows. And a dog—Hank—that has a slight attitude problem.