One major, endless possibilities:
If you want to study human behaviour, thought and feeling to conduct research or apply your knowledge to practical problems, then you can become a psychologist. Study data analysis, development and abnormality, and contemporary social problems.
For more information, visit the Department of Psychology website.
Skills You Will Develop
What are the Career Possibilities?
- Professional Consultant
- Sales Representative
- Academic Advisor
- Social or Health Policy Researcher
- Recreation Specialist
- Social Worker
- Advertising Agent
- Bank/Loan Officer
- Market Research Analyst
- Psychiatric Assistant
- Customs/Immigration Agent
- Fundraising Specialist
- Public Relations Specialist
- Youth Counsellor
- Cultural Diversity Consultant
- Public Opinion Interviewer
- Special Events Coordinator
- Human Resources Officer
Potential Work Environments
You can advance your career in any work environment because you can build skills, gain experience and develop networks in a variety of settings, and locations. What if you are unable to land a position in your preferred career in your work place of choice? What else could you do and where could you add value to your potential career? You need not always aim for big corporations or government departments. Consider working in small to medium business and non-profit organizations. Your experience may help you get a clearer view of your preferred future, and along the way you are likely to acquire some interesting experience.
- Community Organizations
- Human Resources
- Law Enforcement
- Non-government and Non-profit
- Public Relations
- Social Services
Related Professional Associations and Sites of Interest
Professional associations are a valuable resource for occupational research, and work search. The professional associations cited here may also offer career information, job boards, networking opportunities, and volunteer opportunities. They are invaluable in your career exploration in that they allow you to access a myriad of resources and publications, and link you to other sites of interest. Take action, do some research on these associations, and consider joining a professional organization. You never know who you might meet or where the affiliation might lead.
- American Psychological Association
- Association for Psychological Sciences
- BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
- BC Psychological Association
- Canadian Association for Neuroscience
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
- Canadian Psychological Association
- Canadian Professional Counsellors Association
- Psychonomic Society
- The British Psychological Society
- The Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs
Career Development and Work Search Resources
Occupational & Career Information
Whether you know what you want to do or you haven't yet made up your mind, you should take action to increase the odds of making choices that will benefit you. To help you get started, click the link below to learn about your "dream" career and other careers you may want to consider. Who knows, while exploring these resources you may broaden your knowledge about what's out there and open the door to other career possibilities. What you'll notice is that there is no one plan rather a range of options.