Psychologist

Through listening and understanding, psychologists aim to help patients improve their mental health. They guide patients toward the right path so that patients can manage their anxiety, stress, worry and other problems more effectively.

Employment outlook

Excellent
Employment opportunities are excellent in Nova-Scotia

Prerequisits

Minimum overall average: 75%

Academic English - Grade 12

Academic Mathematics - Grade 12

3 other academic courses

Interview

Minimum overall average: 65%

Academic English - Grade 12

Academic Mathematics - Grade 12

2 other academic science courses

1 other academic course

Interview

Daily tasks

  • Greet the patient and make them comfortable
  • Examine and determine their emotional behaviour
  • Use standardized tools and methods to assess their behaviour and potential issues
  • Define with the patient methods and work tools to improve their well-being
  • Meet with the patient regularly to adapt the treatment program and evaluate progress

Required skills

  • Analyze situations to find the best solution
  • Be creative and imaginative
  • Be respectful and keep professional secrecy
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Good listening skills and communicate easily
  • Love teamwork and interdisciplinary

Salary

$41,00 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $85 280

Min hourly rate: $22,00 / h ($45 760)

Max hourly rate: $58,65 / h ($121 992)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Companies and industries
  • Hospital center
  • Private clinic

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Type of diploma obtained

Bachelor of Health Science

Years of study: 4

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