Ordem dos Psicólogos

Goal is to provide the citizens with relevant information to make career choices when the time comes

OPP launches “I want to be a Psychologist” website


This week the Ordem dos Psicólogos launched the “I want to be a Psychologist” website, a place to analise the accurate and current numbers regarding Psychology in Portugal. According to Telmo Mourinho Baptista, President of the OPP, “this is a civic contribuition from the Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses so that citizens can have access to every relevant information when the time comes to choose a career”.

In this website is possible to confirm that Psychology experienced a big expansion during the last two decades. Currently there are Psychologists working in healthcare, education, businesses, social security and in the justice system, among other areas, and the number of people with a Psychology degree increased, as did the number of high education institutions that offer a degree in Psychology.

With such strong growth the profession is now receiving more attention than before and revealing it's importance but also appears high in the ranking of those with higher unemployment rates.