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Careers in Psychology

If you are interested in a career as a psychologist, you have to complete a master’s degree in psychology or equivalent.

Take time to research your choices. The program should match your interests. For example, some psychology departments may specialize in a subfield of psychology that appeals to you. In addition, investigate the areas of expertise and research interests of individual faculty members if your career interest lies in a specific type of research.

A graduate school’s department of psychology is the best source of information about the nature of its program and its admission requirements. Throughout the application process, discuss your plans with your psychology faculty advisor.

Subfields Within Psychology

Psychologists specialize in a host of different areas within the field and may identify themselves by many different labels; such as:

  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Counselling Psychologists
  • Developmental Psychologists
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Forensic Psychologists
  • Health Psychologists
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Rehabilitation Psychologists
  • School Psychologists
  • Social Psychologists
  • Sports Psychologists

You can also find additional career information about psychologists through the Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS), Alberta Occupational Profiles website. More…

How to Become a Registered Psychologist

Inquiries on how to become registered as a Psychologist in Alberta should be forwarded to the College of Alberta Psychologists. Information regarding the registration process can be found on the College’s website. More…

Phone: (780) 424-5070

1-800-659-0857 Toll Free anywhere in Alberta

E-mail: psych@cap.ab.ca 

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