Job prospects Psychologist in Nova Scotia

Job opportunities for Psychologists (NOC 4151) are good in Nova Scotia 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 Nova Scotia

psychologist
Prospects over the next 3 years
Good

The employment outlook will be good for Psychologists (NOC 4151) in Nova Scotia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • 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 Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 600 people work in this occupation.
  • Psychologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 49%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 18%
    • Elementary and secondary schools (NAICS 6111): 15%
    • Universities (NAICS 6113): 7%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 80% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 20% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 64% of psychologists work all year, while 36% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 38 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • 27% of psychologists are self-employed compared to an average of 9% for all occupations.
  • Breakdown by region

    Explore job prospects in Nova Scotia by economic region.

    Location Job prospects
    Annapolis Valley Region Good Good
    Cape Breton Region Good Good
    Halifax Region Good Good
    North Shore Region Good Good
    Southern Region Good Good
    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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