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Transcript of PSYCHOLOGIST
What is a PSYCHOLOGIST?
A psychologist is an expert in psychology. A psychologist studies how a person
To pursue a career as a psychologist in Canada, you would need a:
Transferable Skills From High School
To become a psychologist, some transferable skills you would need are:
Planning and Organizing
Potential For Promotion
Psychologists are usually self employed and may open their own clinics but many psychologists also grow from
What kind of environment do psychologists work in?
What are the SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE needed?
In order to be a successful psychologist, you would need great skills such as
Being empathetic and interpersonal
Logic & reasoning
Current Need For Career
From a scientific point of view
Psychologists also need the knowledge of:
Human behaviour and performance
Therapy and counselling
Sociology and Anthropology
Administration and Management
Communications and Media
Psychologists mainly work in
Hours are usually determined by the number
Bachelor's degree in psychology
A doctoral degree in psychology is required for the designation "Psychologist" in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia
A master's degree in psychology is required for the designation "Psychologist" in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories
Courses that would benefit you from high school include:
Math (calculus, algebra, geometry)
World Issues/ Philosophy
Registered Psychologist (earning $50,000-$100,000)
Director of a Social Service Agency (earning$70,000-$120,000 a year or more)
An intern (earning $35,000-$50,00)
Psychology (Bachelor of Science)
Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
In order to get a license, you must also apply to the body that supervises the practice of psychology; usually required to pass an oral and written exam
In most cases, you must also work for a specific period of time under the supervision of a licensed psychologist
• Starting salaries average from $40,000-$60,000
• Mid-career salaries average from $60,000-$110,000
• Professors at prestige universities can earn an average from $100,000-$160,000