Above-average occupational growth is expected in Alberta for 2016 to 2020. Job openings are a result of employment turnover and newly created positions.
Records management technicians are employed in all types of public and private sector organizations.
In organizations that employ a number of records management technicians, experienced technicians who have leadership skills may advance to supervisory positions. Advancement to management positions may require further education or a broad range of experience.
Records management technicians are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 1253: Records management technicians. In Alberta, 77% of people employed in this classification work in the following industries:
The employment outlook in this occupation will be influenced by a wide variety of factors including:
- trends and events affecting overall employment (especially in the industries listed above)
- location in Alberta
- employment turnover (work opportunities generated by people leaving existing positions)
- occupational growth (work opportunities resulting from the creation of new positions that never existed before)
- size of the occupation.
Over 8,800 Albertans are employed in the Records management and filing clerks occupational group. This group is expected to have an above-average annual growth of 2.0% from 2016 to 2020. As a result, 176 new positions are forecast to be created each year, in addition to job openings created by employment turnover. Note: As records management technicians form only a part of this larger occupational group, only some of these newly created positions will be for records management technicians.
Employment turnover is expected to increase as members of the baby boom generation retire over the next few years.