In Designing YOU, we challenge you to develop a 10-Year Mission. A Purpose. Each 10-Year Mission Map template guides you on the different knowledge and skills you'll need to deliver on your 10-Year Professional Mission. This mission can’t all be learned by accident, rather, it needs to be the outcome of an intentional development process rooted in five building blocks.

1

Education & Learning

2

Employment Experiences

3

Volunteer Experiences

4

Contextual Experiences

5

Important Relationships

In other words, the expertise you’ll possess in ten years, whether it as a marine biologist or an accountant, won’t be a fluke. It needs to be planned.

 

Before you develop your own Mission Map, we've included dozens of different Mission Maps based 10 years into a career. Each map is a summary based on interviews and surveys of real people and their personal experiences in their careers and in life. It was their diverse experiences that made them what they became.

Each Mission Maps is composed of the following sections:

Job Title & Sector: Pay attention to the sector or industry.

Job Description: What this hypothetical person does in their role.

Salary Range: What this position earns in Canada in 2017 dollars.

Priority Knowledge and Skills: The knowledge and skills required to be an “expert at,” “great at,” and “good” at in year 10 in this position.

The Tip: Something so important about this person’s role they had to tell you about it.

Building Block Experiences: This section is broken down by the five professional building blocks and examines how each contributed to this professional’s knowledge and skill development.

 

Remember, there is never just one single map to get from here to there. Consider these sample Mission Maps more of a compass than a GPS. They won’t tell you exactly how to get from here to there, but they’ll point you in the right direction, tell you where to start and offer support on the way.

If you'd like to start by exploring our range of Career Mission Maps, search our Designing YOU Mission Map Gallery below. You can also search it using keywords.   

 

 

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Entrepreneur - Developmental Toys

$84,000 - $96,000

Politician - Public Representative

$127,000

User Experience Designer - Large Health Services Organization

$84,500 - $102,600

Technical Writer/Editor - Freelancer

$49,000 - $69,000

Service Designer - Local Museum

$64,000 - $86,000

Senior Information Architect - Usability Firm

$90,000 - $120,000

Project Manager - Communication/Design Agency

$84,500 - $102,600

Principal of a Design Consultancy

$64,000 - $86,000

Instructional Designer - Mid-sized National Corporation

$45,000 - $95,000

Exhibit Coordinator Designer - Science Museum

$60,000 - $85,000

Director of Research - Usability Firm

$64,000 - $95,000

Digital Designer - Freelancer

$44,000 - $76,000

Strategic Foresight & Systems Designer - Public Sector

$70,000 - $90,000

Social Innovation Facilitator - Private Sector

$89,000 - $125,000

Social Innovation Educator - Public Sector

$85,000 - $123,000

Social Entrepreneur Business Coach - Private Sector

$125 per hour

Social Entrepreneur, Startup - Private Sector

$40,560 - $122,005

Senior Designer & Studio Animator - Public Sector

$60,000 - $100,100

Manager, Research and Data Visualization - Private Sector

$108,000 - $137,000

Manager, Philanthropy & Fund Development - Nonprofit Sector

$87,000 - $122,000

Manager, Makerspace Studio - Public Sector

$82,000 - $105,000

Manager, Community Investment & Social Innovation - Private Sector

$80,000 - $125,750

Human-Centered Design Specialist - Public Sector

$50,000 - $102,000

Director, Innovation Lab - Public Sector

$128,000 - $194,000

Community Grants Associate - Nonprofit Sector

$55,000 - $83,000

Associate Portfolio Manager, Social Finance - Private Sector

$60,000 - $70,000

Manager, Big Data Analytics - Public Sector

$52,000 - $104,000

Victim Services, Supervisor

$65,000

Social Media Manager - Community Nonprofit

$64,000 - $86,000

Sexualities Health Educator

$40 - $55 per hour

Self-Employed Copywriter

$44,000 - $62,000

Research Assistant

$42,000 - $52,000

Real Estate Associate

$80,000 - $95,000

Parole/Probation Officer

$64,000 - $86,000

Lawyer - Environmental Non-Profit

$80,000 - $180,000

International Trip/Volunteer Coordinator

$34,000 - $48,000

Documentary Filmmaker - Associate Producer

$52,000 - $76,000

Development Officer - Non-Profit Sector Mental Health Programs

$47,187 - $72,232

Counselling Psychologist

$120,000

Career Adviser

$54,793

Audiologist

$100,381

Assistant Professor - Psychology

$70,000 - $130,000

Animal Trainer

$18.09 per hour

Academic Librarian

$49,000 - $78,000

Transportation Manager

$50,000 - $93,000

Shipping/Receiving Manager

$55,000 - $68,000

Senior Inventory Analyst

$38,000 - $60,000

Quality Assurance Inspector

$50,000 - $99,000

Purchasing Manager

$54,000 - $74,000

Product Manager - Operations

$66,000 - $102,000

Production Manufacturing Manager

$62,000 - $86,000

Materials Manager

$72,000 - $101,000

Marketing Analyst

$50,000 - $72,000

Information Technology Analyst

$50,000 - $76,000

Expeditor

$55,000 - $91,000

Director of Sales - Sporting Goods

$130,400 - $165,800

Director of Operations

$94,000 - $151,000

Director of Marketing

$100,200 - $127,500

Contract Manager

$82,000 - $138,000

Category Manager

$74,000 - $104,000

Tournament Manager - Major Golf Tournament

$50,000 - $74,000

Tournament Manager - eSport

$50,000 - $74,000

Product Manager - Sport & Recreation Manufacturer

$80,000 - $120,000

Parasport Program Coordinator - Civic Recreation

$41,000 - $73,000

Outdoor Recreation Guide - Entrepreneur/Self-Employed

Dependant on individual

Operations Manager - Stadium

$92,000 - $150,000

Marketing Manager - Provincial Sport Organization

$50,000 - $80,000

Health & Wellness Manager - Corporate

$59,000 - $101,000

General Manager - Recreation Centre

$70,000 - $120,000

Director, Community Relations - Professional Sport

$66,000 - $144,000

Athletic Director/Coach - High School

$47,000 - $83,000

Assistant Athletic Director - University/College

$100,000 - $110,000

Transmedia Designer - Marketing Agency

$77,000 - $98,750

Project Manager - Marketing Agency

$84,500 - $102,600

Product Marketing Manager - Technology

$97,400 - $121,900

Principal - Marketing Consultancy

$70,000 - $82,414

Marketing Manager - National Accounting Firm

$100,200 - $127,500

Director of Sales - Professional Sales

$130,400 - $165,800

Director of Consumer Insights - Marketing Agency

$108,000 - $137,000

Director of Business Development - Technology

$120,900 - $156,900

Creative Director - Marketing Agency

$105,500 - $230,000

Channel Manager - Global Pharmaceutical Company

$106,700 - $136,900

Brand Manager - Consumer Packaged Goods

$97,400 - $121,900

Transmedia News Reporter

$54,000 - $119,000

Transmedia News Editor

$50,000 - $75,000

Transmedia Copywriter

$49,000 - $69,000

Game Writer - Video Games

$48,660 - $81,300

Freelance Writer & Editor

$49,000 - $69,000

Director of Content Curation - Arts Foundation

$89,000 - $113,700

Videogame Scriptwriter

$48,660 - $81,300

Transmedia Editor

$50,000 - $75,000

Technical Communications Manager

$49,000 - $66,000

Teacher - High School

$47,000 - $83,000

Social Media Marketing Manager - National Retailer

$64,000 - $86,000

Screenwriter

Will depend on numerous factors

Proposal Writer - Technology

$58,000 - $72,000

Project Manager - Automotive Sector

$84,500 - $102,600

Professional Author

$29,000 - $77,000

Politician - Municipal Government

Will depend on numerous factors

Playwright

Will depend on numerous factors

Manager of Community Relations - Resource Sector

$100,200 - $127,000

Librarian

$49,000 - $78,000

Lawyer - Environmental Non-Profit

$80,000 - $180,000

Investigative Journalist

$54,000 - $119,000

Entrepreneur - Social Innovation Start-up

$40,560 - $122,005

Director of Sales - Sport Industry

$130,400 - $165,800

Director of Research - Communications Agency

$108,000 - $137,000

Director of Marketing - Publishing

$100,200 - $127,500

Digital Commentator - Fashion

Will depend on numerous factors

Development Officer - Non-Profit Sector

$47,187 - $72,232

Corporate Knowledge Manager

$82,000 - $145,000

Communications Manager - Government Agency

$100,200 -$127,500

Communications Consultant & Speechwriter

$90,000 - $130,000

Assistant Professor - English

$70,000 - $130,000

Web Developer - Digital Agency

$68,000 - $84,000

Software Quality Assurance Specialist - Consumer Electronics

$53,000 - $71,000

Senior Software Developer - Start-up

$74,000 - $97,000

Senior Network Systems Administrator - Systems Integrator

$65,000 - $80,000

Senior IT Business Analyst - Agribusiness

$66,000 - $86,000

Senior Game Producer - Global Developer

$60,000 - $81,000

Information Security Analyst - Financial Services

$74,000 - $95,000

Hardware Engineer - Global Technology Vendor

$63,000 - $112,000

Freelance IT/IS Consultant

$47,000 - $91,000

Founder & Entrepreneur - Technology Start-Up

$40,560 - $122,005

Director of Business Development

$120,900 - $156,900

Digital Project Manager - Marketing Agency

$96,000 - $127,000

Database Administrator - National Retailer

$69,000 - $92,000

Computer Network Support Specialist - Board of Education

$42,000 - $53,000

Associate Professor - University

$80,000 - $135,000

Videographer, Camera Operator

$55,000 - $80,000

TV Producer

$56,000 - $89,000

Traffic and Weather Reporter

$49,000 - $78,000

Sports Anchor, Reporter

$54,000 - $119,000

Sound Engineer

$35,000 - $80,000

Social Media Manager - Regional Restaurant Chain

$64,000 - $86,000

News Reporter (TV or Radio)

$54,000 - $119,000

News Anchor

$54,000 - $140,000

Music Radio Personality

$30,000 - $75,000

Morning/Afternoon Show Producer

$40,000 - $93,000

Documentary Filmmaker

Will depend on numerous factors

Creative Commercial Producer

$45,000 - $75,000

Advertising Sales

$35,000 - $65,000

Corporate Video Producer

$55,000 - $75,000