Psychologist

by: Alexandria Manton

What is a psychologist?

Psychologists counsel people who have life or emotional problems. They also study human behavior and mental processes.

Preparations:

  • have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • have a bachelor's degree
  • have at least a master’s degree in psychology
  • complete an internship if you do counseling
  • pass a licensing exam if you do counseling

Wages: $65,230 a year

What does a psychologist do?

Annual openings are moderate and a 10 year growth is more slow than average

Working Conditions:

  • Have a high level of job-required social interaction. They work closely with clients.

  • Always work indoors in hospitals, schools, industries, counseling centers, and other settings.
  • Must fully complete and be exact in their work. Errors could seriously endanger the health and well-being of their clients.
  • May work full time or part time.

Important Skills

  • Listen to others and ask questions
  • Motivate, develop, and direct people as they work
  • Understand other’s reactions and understand the possible causes
  • Use scientific methods to solve problems
  • Combine several pieces of information and draw a conclusion

Helpful Classes

  • Anthropology
  • Child Development
  • Ethnic and Gender Studies
  • Parenting
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Other careers related to this is Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Aides