10 Canadian Jobs That Pay Well for an Actual 40 Hours a Week (or Less)
While many jobs in Canada pay well on paper, the unofficial (and unpaid) overtime required in many of these careers may reduce the amount you actually make per hour - not to mention the additional stress lack of work-life balance can bring. (To illustrate, consider your wage if you're putting in 100 hours a week while only being paid for 40 hours.) So it is worth thinking about what jobs in Canada keep to an actual 40 hour workweek (or even less!) while still helping you reach your financial goals, salary-wise.All amounts are in Canadian dollars.
DentistDentists focus on your pearlies and examine, diagnose and treat the various conditions that affect your teeth and gums. They can run their practices out of their own clinics and set their own availabilities, typically working alongside dental hygienists in keeping your mouth healthy.
Average hours typically worked a week: 35 hours per week
Average earned income: $140,000 per year (depending on the location and size of the practice)
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OptometristJust as a dentist is a specialist for your teeth and gums, the optometrist’s specialty is your eye health. They can examine, diagnose, manage and treat various conditions that affect your visual system, including, say, if you need glasses.
Average hours typically worked a week: 41 hours per week
Average earned income: $103,838 per year
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Speech Language PathologistThey assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. Working with patients to correct speech-disorders like stutters and lisps, a speech language pathologist comes, the majority of practicing pathologists work with youth, many working out of junior or secondary schools. This allows them to both set their appointments and benefit from the months of summer vacation each year.
Average hours typically worked a week: 37 hours per week
Average earned income: $83,000 per year
Radiation TherapistRadiation therapists work hands-on with cancer patients to plan and administer radiation therapy —potentially life saving treatments that vary depending what the radiologist prescribes to treat the specific type and stage of cancer in each patient.
Average hours typically worked a week: 37-40 hours per week
Average earned income: $75,075 per year
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Occupational TherapistOccupational therapists spend more time giving patients hands-on treatment than sitting at a desk.They provide rehabilitative support and procedures that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, typically working with those who have additional physical and / or mental needs, such as following a car accident. Rewarding in itself, this role also typically operates in an appointment-only capacity, meaning you could essentially make set your own hours and work, as many do, less than the standard 40-hour workweek.
Average hours typically worked a week: 40 hours per week
Average earned income: $72,735 per year
AudiologistAudiologists examine, diagnose, and treat those that may have a hearing impairment or related disorders. This is a great career option for those who are interested in healthcare but can’t stand the sight of blood.
Average hours typically worked a week: 32 hours per week
Average earned income: $66,320 per year
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Physical Therapist:A physical therapist works with patients who are looking to treat physical injuries and regain motion and functionality of those joints that are causing them pain or limited mobility - while at the same time working toward uncovering the root cause and preventing future risk of re-injury.
Average hours typically worked a week: 37.5 hours per week
Average earned income: $72,735 per year
Registered NursesA registered nurse is basically a doctor’s right hand, assessing a patient’s health and helping to develop the best treatment program, as well as working with patients and their families on post-treatment care.
Average hours typically worked a week: 40 hours per week (though this may be shifting upwards as hospitals become increasingly understaffed, and some nurses find themselves working overtime hours and with fewer breaks)
Average earned income: $53,040 to $78,000 a year (depending on number of years in service)