Métiers et professions en santé et services sociaux




salaire Min. 28,33 $ / h
Max. 52,88 $ / h

Description and Responsibilities

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.

Education and Training Requirements

To practice psychology, you must hold a doctorate degree in psychology. 

The following universities offer doctorate programs in psychology: 

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 favoriser le recrutement de certains professionnels et techniciens de la santé et des services sociaux en région éloignée page (in French only).

Required Interests, Skills and Personality Type

  • 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)

  • I - Prefers studying, understanding and solving problems
  • S - Prefers to be in contact with people and to help them
  • A - Prefers completing creative tasks

Work Environment

Psychologists work in various environments, including schools and clinics. They are also present in all workplaces (in French only) in the health and social services network.

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