Young Quebecers want to work healthy!

Young Quebecers we want to work healthy!

The health sector is struggling in Quebec. Nevertheless, there is hope for the future!

Despite almost three years of the pandemic, young people in Quebec do not seem discouraged by careers in the health field. At least that is what Opération Avenir reveals, an annual publication created by Septembre éditeur which offers free resources to secondary school workers.

In the top10 of the professions in which interest has grown the most among young people in Quebec are the nursing and pharmacist professions. These take first and second place on the list. Then, in ninth and tenth place, we find the professions of general practitioner and ambulance driver.

An influenced interest by the news?

“Is this strong interest a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the major role these professions have played in responding to it?”, asks Olivier Schmouker, deputy publisher of Septembre publisher and coordinator of Opération Avenir. It is quite possible.

Conversely, other trades have lost popularity among 15 to 22-year-olds. Police and teachers have experienced the greatest drop in interest. It must be said that these professions have “experienced a difficult year in the media, which could explain the decline in popularity”, suggests Camille Benoît, advisor at Exponentiel conseil.

Here is the top 10 of the charts

1. Nurse
2. Pharmacist
3. Architect
4. Airplane Pilot
5. Journalist
6. Lawyer
7. Criminologist
8. Fireman
9. General practitioner
10. Paramedic

This list was established in partnership with JeunesExplo, an educational and vocational guidance organization. The data behind this ranking comes from forms completed online in 2021 and 2022 by more than 3,000 Quebecers aged 15 to 22 who are secondary 3, 4 and 5 students or college students.

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