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Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • ABA therapist
  • academic advisor
  • academic psychologist
  • addictions counsellor
  • bereavement counsellor
  • career/employment counsellor
  • child life specialist
  • clinical psychologist
  • clinical research coordinator
  • community agency director
  • counsellor/therapist
  • criminologist
  • demographer/statistician
  • disability services worker
  • educational consultant
  • event planner
  • forensics/law enforcement
  • fundraiser
  • gerontologist
  • human resources
  • industrial-organizational psychologist
  • labour relations/mediator
  • lawyer/paralegal
  • management consultant
  • market research analyst
  • marriage and family therapist
  • mental health worker
  • occupational therapist
  • patient care coordinator
  • pharmaceutical sales representative
  • probation officer
  • program coordinator/manager
  • psychiatrist
  • psychometrist
  • public policy analyst
  • public relations
  • public health educator
  • recreational therapist
  • school/guidance counsellor
  • seniors program coordinator
  • social policy researcher
  • social worker/case manager
  • speech-language pathologist
  • sport psychology consultant
  • student life coordinator
  • teacher/adult educator
  • underwriter/claims adjuster
  • victims advocate
  • volunteer coordinator

Laurier Grads are Successful

Laurier Graduate Survey Results (2019)

Respondents from the Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

213 Psychology Graduates:

  • Employed: 49.1%
  • Pursuing Further Education: 46.1%
  • Looking for Work: 1.8%
  • Other: 3.0%

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • behavioural therapist
  • business development associate
  • healthcare advisor
  • laboratory analyst
  • media analyst
  • recreational program director
  • research assistant
  • residential counsellor

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: Applied Social Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Counselling Psychology, Mental Health Counselling, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, Speech Pathology.
  • College program: Addictions and Mental Health, Applied Learning Disability Studies, Concurrent Disorders, Human Resources, Sport and Event Marketing, Therapeutic Recreation.
  • JD: Law.
  • Doctor: Medicine.
  • Bachelor’s degree: Education, Nursing.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • human resources specialist
  • inclusion resource coordinator
  • project manager
  • psychometrist
  • research compliance officer
  • social worker

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

At Laurier, develop these competencies through both curricular and co-curricular opportunities to help you achieve your goals for the future.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrate a developed knowledge and critical understanding of the key concepts, methodologies, current advances, historical contexts, theoretical approaches and overarching themes in psychology.
  • Describe the diversity of research practices, methods of inference and the practical/professional implications of psychology for treatment and prevention.
  • Compare the merits of alternative theories and hypotheses relevant to one or more of the major fields of psychology.
  • Design and execute empirical research.
  • Relate psychological knowledge to personal, professional and societal concerns.
  • Learn and model the ethical standards and social responsibilities assumed by psychologists in their professional and scientific roles through research and learning.
  • Apply ethical standards and methodological practices in psychology to human and animal research.
  • Recognize how research practices are impacted by the changing nature of social, cultural and interdisciplinary influences, and by the ambiguity, complexities and limits associated with evidence-based psychological research.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.

Collaboration & Teamwork 

  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.

Communication 

  • Effectively communicate ideas, critiques and research findings, both verbally and in writing, to academic, professional and public audiences.
  • Formulate compelling and well-reasoned arguments for academic and non-academic settings.
  • Integrate information and communication technologies into scientific and professional practice.

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving 

  • Apply scientific reasoning and analysis to interpret and evaluate psychological phenomena based on major theories, concepts and methods.
  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Apply methodological skills and statistical techniques to solve problems.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions, think creatively, identify and consider all sides of an issue.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.