Budtenders rank high on LinkedIn list of jobs on the rise

Published on January 26, 2023 by oz. staff

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There is lots of opportunity slinging weed, according to LinkedIn.

Budtenders are in high demand across Canada.

The job “dispensary technician” appeared in the No. 3 spot on the 2023 LinkedIn Jobs on the Rise list, which compiled the 20 fastest-growing job titles over the past five years.

“Related titles include budtender,” notes LinkedIn, a social media platform geared toward professionals.

“What they do: Dispensary technicians take and fill out customers’ orders and help to package sales items at cannabis dispensaries.”

The greatest demand is in the Greater Toronto area, it says.

LinkedIn did not provide a salary range offered to budtenders.

Insights on current budtenders

The Jobs on the Rise report provided some small insights into budtenders currently working in the field.

A small majority are female, with 54% women and 46% men.

Many transitioned into the role from previous jobs in sales, customer service, receptionist and administrative assistant work.

A large majority of budtenders are well-educated, with either a university or college education. Nearly 40% have master’s degrees.

The 2023 Jobs on the Rise list uses unique LinkedIn data.

“Whether you’re currently job seeking or not, the ranking uncovers trends that can help you define your next move and prepare for the future world of work,” says the company.

View the full list on LinkedIn here.