Psychologist

Psychologists assess and diagnose behavioural, emotional and cognitive disorders, counseland provide therapy to clients. Psychologists help clients work toward the maintenance and enhancement of physical, intellectual, emotional, social and interpersonal functioning. The psychologist differs from a psychiatrist in that a psychiatrist has a medical degree and is, therefore, able to prescribe medication.Psychologists work in private practice or in institutions such as clinics, correctional facilities, hospitals, mental health facilities, rehabilitation centres, community service organizations, businesses, schools and universities, and government and private research agencies.

Skills Required

  • a genuine interest in helping others
  • emotional maturity and stability
  • excellent communication skills
  • a willingness to keep learning new approaches
  • flexibility
  • aptitude for synthesizing information and developing innovative solutions to problems
  • ability to take methodical approach to reviewing literature and administering psychological tests

Education/Training Required

Masters or Ph.D (Psychology)

Schools Offering Career Program

Memorial University

Average Starting Salary
$49,920

Growth Rate
Varies

Education Required
6 to 8 years