What Can I do with my Degree?

What Can I do with my Degree?

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
 

Psychology Related Jobs. There are a few psychology related jobs that one can do with a Bachelors degree. Many of these are entry level jobs.

Support Worker
Respite Worker
 

Research Assistant or Lab Manager

Typically you will need to have research experience and often an honours degree

 
Autism Tutor (high school)*

Senior Autism Tutor (4-year Major)*

Behavioural Technician (4-year Major)*

*Behaviour Modification Principles and Behaviour Modification Application courses are required or an asset

 

Non-Psychology Jobs. There are lots you can do with a degree in Psychology. The Psychological knowledge and training your received is useful in many different fields. Here are some that you might not have thought of. You can also read more about careers from the Canadian Psychological Association at CPA - careers related to psychology

 
Advertising
Human Resources
Business Analyst
Insurance
Civil Servant
Law Enforcement
Community Organizations
Military
Consulting
Market Research
Correctional Services
Social Services
Financial Sector
 
 
Testimonials

·         Megan, Consultant – Evaluation Specialist, Megan, Consultant – Evaluation Specialist, Graduated: 2008, B.A. (Honours) – Psychology. For me, the most important skill set gained was subtler: Data. Psychology is about gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and then applying the results of data. This is a skill set not every degree prepares you with and fortunately, a skill set that many companies are looking for. To capitalize on this, I founded a consulting company to help organizations manage data based on the knowledge I gained while pursuing my psychology degree. Examples of our work include designing event evaluation forms, creating knowledge tests for online learning modules, and developing focus-group activities for a marketing company. I've worked in oil and gas, marketing, and with non-profits. My psychology degree allows me to combine my love of analytics with the practical knowledge of how to apply these analytics to the real world. Every day I get to apply these skills while building my own company.  My advice to any new or current psychology students is to focus on the more subtle skills a psychology degree offers- data management, listening skills, critical analysis of literature, formal report writing- and then leverage these skills in an area you are passionate about, whether it is helping individuals, helping companies, or advising policy.

 

·         Sinah, Copywriter – Advertising, Graduated: 2009, B.A. (Honours) – Psychology.. The research aspect has been instrumental towards my career that involves finding in-depth information for the product we are working on. The lively discussions that went on until the evening during my last year at university opened up a different method of thinking. This proves to be of immense use when we have to put ourselves in the perspective of the client, the consumers & stakeholders. Advertising does demand creativity, but it also demands an analytical approach. Having a combination of these two and the time spent working in a conducive work environment will make the experience worthwhile. Thanks to all the professors, lecturers & T.A.s.

 

 
Masters of Arts
 
Psychology Related Jobs
Lab Manager
Research or Marketing Firms
 
Teach at a College or University

†These positions are often only for one or two courses

 
School Psychologist*
*A master’s degree in School Psychology is required.
 

Psychological Associate** (need 5 years of supervision)

**A master’s degree in Clinical Psychology is required.
 
Autism Consultant***
Behavioural Analyst***

*** A master’s degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis is required.

 
 

Non-Psychology Jobs. The Psychological knowledge and training your received is useful in many different fields. Here are some that you might not have thought of. You can also read more about careers from the Canadian Psychological Association at CPA - careers related to psychology

 
Advertising
Human Resources
Business Analyst
Insurance
Civil Servant
Law Enforcement
Community Organizations
Military
Consulting
Market Research
Correctional Services
Social Services
Financial Sector
 
 
Testimonials
 

·         Jeff, Behavioural Scientist, Graduated: 2013, M.A. – Cognitive Psychology. I work in a science, design, and technology-based innovation facility. Here, I develop new projects and initiatives out-of-scope of other departments and focus on where the company ad industry should be going in the future. For example, I'm looking at defining micro-segments in the market, building personas to project to customers, and ultimately using predictive analytics and sentiment analyses to personalize shopping experiences. The hard skills required after graduation are statistics, a solid understanding of psychology concepts and principles, and computer-based skills. More important is an ability to communicate, an understanding of the business environment and culture, and the ability to shed old ideas and adapt to new situations.

 

·         Christine, Accounts Success Manager, Graduated: 2011 MA, Personality and Social Psychology. I work for an education company which focuses on educational assessment and monitoring systems. I currently work in the Early Years Evaluation branch.  There are many aspects of my job including working with a variety of stakeholders in the field of education.  I inform these stakeholders of our early years evaluation tools, and then fly to various locations around the world to train them to administer said tools. I also am a lead developer of support materials that help with the implementation of our tools as well as "next steps" once results for children have been obtained.  A deep understanding of measurement and assessment, including the various types of reliably and validity, has been a definite asset in this position - allowing me to have a clear understanding of the educational assessment tools we offer. It has also allowed me to make considerable contributions to the future development of these tools. I am very passionate about our early years assessment tools and the role they play in improving the life chances for all children.


 
Ph.D.
 
Psychology Related Jobs

Professor - teach and research; College or University

Research or Marketing Firms
 
School Psychologist*
*A MA or Ph.D degree in School Psychology is required.
 
Clinical Psychologist**
**A Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology is required.
 
Autism Consultant***
Behavioural Analyst***
Psychologist Behavioural***
Lead Autism Consultant***
*** A Ph.D in Applied Behaviour Analysis is required.
 
 

Non-Psychology Jobs. The Psychological knowledge and training your received is useful in many different fields. Here are some that you might not have thought of. You can also read more about careers from the Canadian Psychological Association at CPA - careers related to psychology

 
Advertising
Human Resources
Business Analyst
Insurance
Civil Servant
Law Enforcement
Community Organizations
Military
Consulting
Market Research
Correctional Services
Social Services
Financial Sector
 
 
Testimonials
 

·         Tara, Behavioural Scientist, Graduated: 2014, Ph.D. – Social Psychology. My position focuses on where the company should be going in the future. For example, we’re looking at defining micro-segments in the market, building personas to project to customers, and ultimately using predictive analytics and sentiment analyses to personalize shopping experiences. This position required academic training in research with a minimum of a Master’s degree. Necessary skills included strong communication abilities, critical thinking and understanding how to conduct research. Also, being able to apply research training to new environments and open-mindedness were very important, as well as willingness to stand up for important ideas.

 

·         Simmi, Business Analyst, Ph.D. (candidate) – Social Psychology- I work on projects that are related to corporate strategic planning. Most recently, I have been responsible for conducting corporate wide benchmarking, where performance is measured across multiple domains and results are then compared to those of other organizations.  Specifically, I developed a framework and operationalized metrics with the goal of assessing operational efficiency, customer perception, and community impact of the Corporation as a whole. This exercise allows us to gauge performance and bring to light inefficiencies from a financial standpoint in addition to examining how well we meet the needs and expectations of Manitobans. Additional past projects include policy analysis, post-implementation reviews, conducting program evaluations to assess the efficacy of various leadership and training initiatives as well as conducting surveys to assess customer satisfaction across corporate services. The specialized skills that would be most pertinent are a solid understanding of measurement and statistics as well as the ability to analyze a problem and understand the necessary components of a well-executed solution.