Explore Careers - Job Market Report
This unit group includes anthropologists, archaeologists, geographers, historians, linguists, political scientists, sociologists and other professional occupations in social science not elsewhere classified. They are employed in universities and throughout the public and private sectors.
anthropologist, archaeologist, geographer, gerontologist, historian, linguist, political scientist, psychometrician, psychometrist, sociologist.
- Anthropologists conduct studies of the origin, development and functioning of human societies and cultures and of human evolution, changing physical characteristics and geographical distribution.
- Archaeologists study artifacts (objects and structures) to reconstruct past economic, social, political and intellectual life.
- Geographers study and analyse the spatial distribution and interrelationship of physical, biological, cultural and social patterns.
- Historians conduct research into one or more phases or aspects of past human activity and interpret and document findings.
- Linguists study the origin, structure and development of languages and apply linguistic theory to problems in teaching, translation and communications.
- Political scientists conduct research into the theory, origin, development, interrelationships and functioning of political institutions, political movements and individual political behaviour.
- Psychometricians develop psychological tests, scales and measures, and may administer or apply and interpret such tests, scales and measures. Psychometrists administer and score psychological tests, usually under the supervision of a registered psychologist.
- Sociologists study the development, structure, social patterns and interrelationships of human society.
- Other social science professionals included in this group specialize in particular areas of social sciences and humanities disciplines. These include criminologists (specialists in the study of crime and criminals), gerontologists (specialists in the phenomena and problems of ageing), graphoanalysts (specialists in handwriting analysis), and others.
Specialization usually exists within each of these occupations.
Outlook & Prospects for Other Professional Occupations in Social Science, n.e.c. in Campbellton--Miramichi Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- Theriault & Hachey Peat Moss Limited of Baie-Sainte-Anne received a combined funding of $700,000 from the federal government's Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the provincial government's Miramichi Economic Development and Innovation Fund. The monies will be used to purchase new equipment enabling the company to modernize and expand production capabilities. Theriault & Hachey Peat Moss has operated in the region for 50 years and employs about 70 people.
- The New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture has released a report prepared by the private firm Aquila on the opportunities for development of the cruise ship market in Northern New Brunswick. The report suggests that the Port of Caraquet, because of the many cultural attractions of the Acadian Peninsula, has the most opportunity to see growth in the cruise ship market, while Miramichi and Dalhousie may have more challenges in the short term.
- The Manoir Sunrise, a new 30-unit nursing home, has opened in Dalhousie. Built on the former site of the Mgr-Godbout gymnasium, the $1.5M nursing home will create 15 new full-time jobs.
- Oxford Frozen Foods Ltd. will begin construction of a $50M wild blueberry processing plant at Tilley Road, in the Acadian Peninsula. The operation is expected to create 300 jobs over a 10-year period. The company will invest a total of $184M on the plant, equipment and development of wild blueberry fields. Construction of the plant will begin in the Spring of 2014. Land development will start immediately creating 100 new jobs relatively quickly.
- Pêcheries Belle Ile, a fish plant processing crab, herring and lobster is building a 86,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse at its facility in Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël. The company plans to eventually produce more value-added products. The fish processing industry in the Acadian peninsula suffered setbacks in 2013 with the closure of a fish plant in Maisonette and a fire at the plant in Baie-du-Petit-Pokemouche.
- Adtiya Birla Minacs, a call centre located in Bathurst, is actively recruiting to fill 50 customer service representative positions. The company, locally known as Minacs, recently held an open house to attract bilingual candidates for these positions starting at $12 an hour. Recruitment and retention of employees is an ongoing challenge in the call centre industry even in the Bathurst-Campbellton region where the unemployment rate is approximately 16.5 percent.
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