$ Min. 25,14$ / h
Max. 47,67$ / h
Psychologists specialize in helping people solve personal problems and adapt to changes.
Psychologists work with various groups and use different means and intervention tools, such as interview techniques and psychometric tests, which vary according to work environment and people's needs and objectives. Psychologists also work in research and education. They are committed to understanding the dynamics of an individual and promoting well-being.
To be a practicing psychologist and to use the reserved title, you must be a member of the Ordre professionnel des psychologues du Québec.
To practice psychology, you must hold a doctorate degree in psychology.
The following universities offer doctorate programs in psychology:
- Université Concordia
- Université de Montréal (in French only)
- Université de Sherbrooke (in French only)
- Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) (in French only)
- Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (in French only)
- Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) (in French only)
- Université Laval (in French only)
- Université McGill
Scholarships for certain regional jobs in the field of health and social services are offered to students under the scholarship program of the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux. For more information, see Bourses pour certains emplois techniques et professionnels de la santé et des services sociaux en région éloignée page (in French only).
- Must be a good communicator and listener
- Must be imaginative and creative
- Must be open-minded
- Must know how to observe and analyze situations and people
- Must love contact with the public
Personality Type (RIASEC)ISA
- I - Prefers studying, understanding and solving problems
- S - Prefers to be in contact with people and to help them
- A - Prefers completing creative tasks
Psychologists work in various environments, including schools and clinics. They are also present in all workplaces in the health and social services network.
- Association des psychologues du Québec (in French only)
- Fédération des psychologues du Québec (in French only)
- Ordre des psychologues du Québec (in French only)
- Psychologists – Emploi-Québec (in French only)
- Video: Psychologist – Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de la Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine (in French only)
- Video: Testimony of a psychologist – Santé Outaouais (in French only)