Do you have a passion for knowing what makes people "tick" from social, developmental and biological perspectives? Is the understanding of human behaviour in all its aspects a fascinating subject for you? If so, then following a major in Psychology may be for you.

Career Options in Psychology

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a Psychology degree than others.

  • Addiction Counsellor
  • Bereavement Counsellor
  • Career Counsellor
  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Community Worker
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Events Coordinator
  • Fundraiser
  • Gerontologist
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Industrial Psychologist
  • Journalist
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Aid
  • Lobbyist
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mediator
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Neurologist
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Office Administrator
  • Policy Advisor
  • Political Advisor
  • Politician
  • Probation Officer
  • Psychologist
  • Public Affairs Consultant
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Public Speaking Consultant
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Researcher
  • Retirement Counsellor
  • Social Policy Researcher
  • Social Worker
  • Victims Advocate
  • Writer
  • Youth Counsellor

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.