Choosing a career is one of the most monumental decisions anyone could ever make. While most people hope to find their ideal profession before graduation, that usually isn't the case for most people.

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But that's perfectly okay - sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error before finding that coveted dream job. For those looking to start something new, LinkedIn's list of 'The Most Promising Jobs of 2017' could help you find a career path that perfectly matches your ambitions.

The list is based on over 12 million Canadian member profiles and includes the top 20 jobs in Canada that show the most potential in terms of career advancement, job growth and salary:


1. Registered Nurse

Median base salary: $80,200

Job openings: 1500+

Career advancement: 4/10


2. Business Development Manager

Median base salary: $77,000

Job openings: 250+

Career advancement: 8/10


3. Project Manager

Median base salary: $84,000

Job openings: 2000+

Career advancement: 6/10


4. Marketing Manager

Median base salary: $73,500

Job openings: 500+

Career advancement: 8/10


5. Sales Manager

Median base salary: $77,800

Job openings: 1000+

Career advancement: 6/10


6. Financial Analyst

Median base salary: $64,000

Job openings: 300+

Career advancement: 9/10


7. Tax Manager

Median base salary: $91,000

Job openings: 100+

Career advancement: 8/10


8. Business Analyst

Median base salary: $70,000

Job openings: 500+

Career advancement: 8/10


9. Pharmacist

Median base salary: $100,000

Job openings: 300+

Career advancement: 4/10


10. Inside Sales Representative

Median base salary: $49,100

Job openings: 300+

Career advancement: 10/10


11. Product Manager

Median base salary: $82,200

Job openings: 150+

Career advancement: 8/10


12. Front-End Developer

Median base salary: $60,000

Job openings: 300+

Career advancement: 8/10


13. Solutions Architect

Median base salary: $100,000

Job openings: 150+

Career advancement: 6/10


14. Software Engineer

Median base salary: $73,000

Job openings: 500+

Career advancement: 5/10


15. Financial Manager

Median base salary: $84,000

Job openings: 100+

Career advancement: 8/10


16. Quality Assurance Analyst

Median base salary: $59,300

Job openings: 200+

Career advancement: 8/10


17. System Engineer

Median base salary: $86,500

Job openings: 50+

Career advancement: 10/10


18. Human Resources Business Partner

Median base salary: $80,000

Job openings: 50+

Career advancement: 10/10


19. Business Systems Analyst

Median base salary: $75,000

Job openings: 100+

Career advancement: 8/10


20. Financial Services Manager

Median base salary: $52,000

Job openings: 100+

Career advancement: 10/10


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