Psychologist

Anna Jureczko p10

|Child Psychologist|Social Worker|School Psychologist|

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Career Details

  • Duties/Responsibilities

-The most common job for a child psychologist is as a counselor.

-Clinical setting, diagnosing and treating patients.

-Who work with patients in a variety of therapeutic contexts.

-Some child psychologists act as social workers and work with children and families that need immediate assistance.

-Child psychologists often work in schools to help children struggling with family or educational issues.

  • Average Hours/Working Schedule

-40 hours a week is standard, but most professionals put in more time to complete paperwork.

  • Working location(s)

-Hospital

-School

-Independently

-FBI

-Social Workers Office

  • Salary/Wage Potential

-Make an average of between $30,000 and $100,000 per year.

Education Needed

-Careers in child psychology typically require doctoral degrees. The training includes the basics of psychology pertaining to child development, family systems and learning processes.

-In addition to their studies, students are generally required to complete a 1-year internship.

Job Outlook/Growth

-The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicated that employment opportunities for psychologists were expected to increase by 12% between 2008 and 2018.


Skills Required

Numeracy

Literacy

Computer literacy

Information-finding skills

Research skills

Interpersonal awareness

Problem-solving skills

Critical evaluation

Perspectives

Higher-order analysis

Conclusion

Advancement Opportunities or Related Jobs

|Child Psychologist|

|Social Worker|

|School Psychologist|

|Family Psychologist|

|Relationship Psychologist|

|FBI Psychologist|

My Resources

My Resources

Occupational Information Network (O*NET)

Occupational Outlook Quarterly

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

Career Overview

Mapping Your Future

Monster Jobs

Career Builder

Skills of a Psychology Major