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Arrow My Goals pertaining to... - December 1st 2009, 03:07 AM

...my education and future career.
For the moment, I want to keep doing well in middle school and continue that well into high school.

My long-term goal is to become a psychologist, hopefully working in a practice or somewhere that pays well where i can help a great many people. for me, it's got a bit to do with pay because my family has always struggled with money and having a stable place to live, and i don't want that in my future (especially if i decide to have a child one day, down the road).

In terms of college and everything, i'm a bit confused as to what i need in order to achieve my career goals. i read that in order to be licensed and be a 'real' psychologist, you need to have a PhD. Do I need one, or is there a way i can get a lesser sort of degree that will still allow me to earn good money and help people?
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Re: My Goals pertaining to... - December 1st 2009, 05:47 AM

You are right, you need a Master's Degree (at least) in order to meet provincial license requirements in Canada. A doctorate is suggested as well, and if you can get that far, it's well worth it. Your focus should probably be on a Master's at first. If a degree program is offered with a work placement (usually in the 3rd year, or just before) then it will make you more employable as you already have some practical experience.

There are more details on the Canadian Psychological Association website: http://www.cpa.ca/psychologyincanada...grequirements/

http://www.schoolfinder.com/ is also a great resource for finding a course in a certain province and/or at a certain level. There are also Career profiles on that site which are also useful.

I hope this helps. Take Care.

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