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Sample career / further studies

We are confident that a Bachelor's degree in Psychology will be a stepping stone to a successful career.

Employment with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology

Psychology Majors develop distinctive marketable skills which are attractive to employers who expect employees to be able to clarify problems and questions that arise a work and to collect and analyze data in order to draw conclusions and to make recommendations and/or decisions.

Sample employment after the Bachelor's degree

Studies beyond the Bachelor's degree in Psychology

Many students will pursue studies beyond the Bachelor's degree before seeking employment. See examples:

  • college programs e.g., career focused post-graduate programs for those who have completed a Bachelor's degree
  • graduate studies in Psychology (MA, MASc, PhD, PsyD)
    • Why graduate studies in Psychology at the University of Waterloo​
      • As you may be aware the Psychology Department at the University of Waterloo has grown to be one of the most esteemed Departments of Psychology within Canada. Our graduate program is internationally renowned and, as a department, we are very proud of our diverse and highly-rated graduate program as well as our excellent graduate students and their many accomplishments.

        We are committed to providing all of our graduate students with an intellectually stimulating, flexible, and friendly environment in which to pursue their studies.

  • ​​other programs

Sample employment after graduate studies in Psychology

Miscellaneous events and resources

Careers in Psych website- a website devoted to helping Psychology majors and minors determine a career path, including information about careers for all levels of the degree, steps to facilitate a career path, links to other valuable sites, and salary information.

Career advisors

Career resources

Centre for Career Action

  • Annual events: Job Fair, Career Fair, Volunteer and Internship Fair, Professional and Post-Degree Days
  • Workshops: career exploration and decision making, exploring your personality type, work search strategies, interview skills, law school applications, medical school applications, etc.
  • Career View Mirror (CVM) - a tool for exploring career options and types of occupations.

Experiences and opportunities before graduation - build a resume

Job listings: employment for current students, graduating students, and alumni

Letters of recommendation

Occupational information and labour market trends

Some schools will require an interview as part of the application process.


Last updated: May 6, 2015