Job prospects Psychologist in Alberta
Job opportunities for Psychologists (NOC 4151) are fair in Alberta over the next 3 years. These job prospects are also applicable to people working as a psychologist.
Note that these employment prospects were published in December 2019 based on information available at that time. You can read our new special report to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on some occupations in your province or territory. You can also visit the Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard to find the latest data on the demand and work requirements for this occupation.
Job opportunities in Alberta
The employment outlook will be fair for Psychologists (NOC 4151) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.
The following factors contributed to this outlook:
- Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
- Several positions will become available due to retirements.
- There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.
Here are some key facts about Psychologists in the Alberta region:
- Approximately 2,900 people work in this occupation.
- Psychologists mainly work in the following sectors:
- Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 58%
- Hospitals (NAICS 622): 13%
- Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 9%
- Social assistance (NAICS 624): 7%
- The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
- Full-time workers: 77% compared to 81% for all occupations
- Part-time workers: 23% compared to 19% for all occupations
- 59% of psychologists work all year, while 41% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 37 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
- 34% of psychologists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
Breakdown by region
Explore job prospects in Alberta by economic region.
|Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region||Good Good|
|Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region||Good Good|
|Calgary Region||Good Good|
|Camrose–Drumheller Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
|Edmonton Region||Good Good|
|Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region||Good Good|
|Red Deer Region||Good Good|
|Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region||Undetermined Undetermined|
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Job prospects elsewhere in Canada
We expect that there will be a labour SHORTAGE for Psychologists (NOC 4151) in Canada over the next 10 years.
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