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Celebration of Learning - Career Cruising

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Celebration of Learning Career Cruising B.A in Psychology
- English 12
- 3 other approved grade 12 courses To pay for post-secondary, I plan to:
- get a summer job to save for university
- take money out of my RESP
- apply for scholarships (keep a high GPA)
- take out a student loan Post Secondary Education Required Education to become a Psychologist:
- 6 years of study
- 4 years for a bachelor’s degree
- 1 or 2 years for a master’s degree
- PhD takes an additional 4 to 5 years
- To get a license to practice
- Apply to the body that regulates the practice of psychology in your jurisdiction
- Once accepted, you’re required to pass an oral and written exam
- Also, must work for a period of time under the supervision of a licensed psychologist "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life."
- Confucius Possible Jobs & Focus Areas High School Courses Required How I am going to pay for Post Secondary Post Secondary Options Top five Career Matchmaker jobs:
- Addictions Counselor
- Bereavement Counselor
- Marriage and Family Therapist
- Child and Youth Worker
- Career Coach

Focus areas:
“Heath & Human Services”
“Business & Applied Business”

Career - Psychologist
- because I think I would be effective at helping others this way Post Secondary Options Option 2: UBC
- 6 years of study
- 4 years for a bachelor’s degree
- 1 or 2 years for a master’s degree
- PhD takes an additional 4 to 5 years

Annual Costs:
Tuition - $4,700
Student Fees - $929
Books & Supplies - $1400
Living on-campus, double - $7,785
Total: $14,814/year Ally Witzel Is this a good fit for me? Why? Yes, this career is a good fit for me because:
- I enjoy helping and understanding people
- I love to know what and how people think
- it is a job that I would be happy doing for the rest of my life
- I would enjoy and learn so much while doing this job
- I want to be able to make a difference in someone else’s life

Pursuable Career:
Psychologist - because after further investigation this is the area that interests me the most and fulfills my desire to help and understand people Psychologists I learned that:
Many different environments psychologists work in, such as:
- Private practices
- Hospitals
- Schools

Typical working hours for psychologists
- Depends on specific job and level of responsibility
- Some have 40-hour weeks
- Others have more
- Have to be “on-call” at all hours
- Typically have regular office hours Salary:
- Full-time psychologist = $62,000/year
- Earning range from $35,000-over $100,000/year
- Full-time psychologists receive benefits in - addition to their salaries
- Paid vacation time
- Paid sick leave
- Dental heath insurance
- Additional heath insurance Tasks & Personal Qualities Required Treating patients can be extremely rewarding, but can also be emotionally draining

Psychologists witness a lot of:
- Difficulty
- Pain
- Disturbing behavior
- Violent behavior
- And much more

Psychologists often have high levels of job stress
Due to tight schedules & heavy work loads Qualities:
I believe I have the coping skill to help others manage through whatever is bothering them
I am patient, compassionate, and think rationally under stressful situations
I believe that I could be a good psychologist and provide great advice Option 1: UVic
- 6 years of study
- 4 years for a bachelor’s degree
- 1 or 2 years for a master’s degree
- PhD takes an additional 4 to 5 years

Annual Costs:
Tuition - $4,959
Student Society Fees - $139
Athletic & Recreation Fees - $155
Books & Supplies - $1,700
Living on-campus, double - $6,508
Total: $13,461/year B.Sc in Psychology
- English 12
- Pre-Calc 12 (min 67%)
- 2 other approved grade 12 courses (including at least ONE of: Bio 12, Chem 12, Geography 12, or Physics 12
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