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Administrative Services Managers

What they do?

Financial Managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operation of an accounting, audit or other financial department.

Human Resources Managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of human resources or personnel departments.

Purchasing Managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the purchasing activities or an establishment.

Where they find work?

1. Finance and insurance - 14.0%
2. Public administration - 12.0%
3. Wholesale trade - 8.0%
4. Retail trade - 6.0%
5. Health care and social assistance - 6.0%
6. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 4.0%
7. Information and cultural Industries - 4.0%

What education do I need?

1. To be a Financial Manager, you need a university degree in business administration, economics, commerce or a related field. A master's degree in business administration, or another master's level management program may also be required. In addition, several years of experience are required.

2. To be a Human Resources Manager you need a bachelor's degree in a field related to personnel management or completion of a professional development program on personal administration. In addition, several years of experience are required.

3. To be a Purchasing Manager you usually need a bachelor's degree or college diploma in business administration, commerce or economics. The Designation Certified Professional Purchaser may be required and in addition, several years of experience are required.

4. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate univeristy degree, and almost 3 in 10 have a community college diploma.

High School Subject that will help:

1. Math
2. English
3. Business
4. Computer-related courses

What can you expect to make:

Hourly wages ($30.78) are above the national average ($18.07). These earnings are close to the average for occupations in the business, finance and administration sector. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.

Average Wage

Administrative Services Managers wages

Expected Wage by Age

Administrative Services Managers Wage By Age


2% of Administrative Services Managers are unemployed. This rate is close to the average for management occupations.


Administrative Services Managers Unemployment

Trends in Unemployment

Administrative Services Managers Trends in Unemployment

Current Job Outlook:

The job outlook for Administrative Services Managers is considered Above Average because:

1. Employment grew at an above-average rate.

2. Hourly wages ($30.78) are above the average ($18.07), and the rate of wage growth is close to the average.

3. The unemployment rate (2%) is below the 2004 average (7%).

Future Job Prospects:

Your job outlook will continue to be Above Average because:

1. The employment growth rate will likely be average; demand should increase somewhat because of the trends toward the globalization of markets, corporate mergers/acquisitions, and the increasing complexity of financial transactions.

2. Although the retirement rate will likely be average, the number of retiring workers should contribute to job openings.

3. The number of job openings will likely match the number of job seekers.

Highest Concetration:

The highest concentrations administrative services managers are found in Ontario and Alberta while the lowest concentrations are in Newfoundland and New Brunswick.

Unionization Rate:

The unionization rate (12%) is below the average (32%) for all occupations.

Useful Experience:

1. Team project work

2. Team management

3. International experience

Part Time Workers

Administrative Services Managers Part Time Workers

Part time workers:

2% of Administrative Services Managers are employed only on a part-time basis. There were 121,400 workers employed in these occupations in 2004, an increase of 2% since 1997. The percentage of part-time workers (2%) is below the 2004 average (19%) and has dropped significantly since 1997.

Age Demographics

Administrative Services Managers Age Demographics

Age Demographics:

The relatively low percentage of younger workers suggests few entry-level job openings, and could point to a greater need for workers with experience or a number of years of training. Despite an expected older-than-average worker (43), the retirement rate to 2009 will likely be average because they also tend to retire at a later age (60).

Self Employed

Administrative Services Managers Self Employed

Self Employed:

Roughly 2% of Administrative Services Managers are self-employed. This is considered The percentage of self-employed workers (1%) is below the 2004 average (15%) for the industry as a whole.

Men vs Women

Administrative Services Managers Men vs Women

Men vs Women:

58% of the individuals employed as Administrative Services Managers are women. Compared to other industries, this is The percentage of women is 58% compared to the 2004 average of 48% and has dropped since 1997..