Job prospects Psychologist in Newfoundland and Labrador

Job opportunities for Psychologists (NOC 4151) are fair in Newfoundland and Labrador 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 Newfoundland and Labrador

psychologist
Prospects over the next 3 years
Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Psychologists (NOC 4151) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a moderate number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Psychologists in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 250 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Psychologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 44%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 21%
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 15%
    • Social assistance (NAICS 624): 10%
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 83% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 17% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 73% of psychologists work all year, while 27% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • 22% of psychologists are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Newfoundland and Labrador by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Avalon Peninsula Region Good Good
    Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region Undetermined Undetermined
    South Coast–Burin Peninsula Region Undetermined Undetermined
    West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region Undetermined Undetermined
    Legend: The job opportunities can be: Undetermined Limited Fair Good

    Source Labour Market Information | Prospects Methodology

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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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