Mental Health Careers
Training and Education Requirements
- Internship, shadowing a forensic psychologist
- Must be licensed within state with proof of completion of education
- (ABFA) American Board of Forensics Psychology certified
- High school diploma
- Doctorate degree in psychology
- Bachelor's & Master's degree
- Phd or PsyD
- Forensics psychologists are generally in some type of Prison, jail, rehabilitation centers, police departments, law firms, schools, or government agencies.
- Most of the time they will be working with law enforcement or criminals. They may need to attend screening or individual therapy with criminals.
- The services that this profession provides include; anger management, crisis management, screenings and psychological assessment just to name a few.
- Other places where this professional may be found include, courtroom, mental health setting, crime scene and in a laboratory.
- Within the next two years this profession will grow at a rate of 19%.
- A forensic psychologist will always have other options to turn to when being laid off or interested in a new career. Jobs that they may want to consider are Criminal profiler, consultant, counseling at risk youth, lobbyist, or becoming a professor for an undergraduate or graduate program.
- In Texas the average earning of a forensic psychologist per year is between $47,914 and $87,371.
- Forensic psychologists have the oportunity to increase their salary by qualifying for full time FP.
- Mauro, Melissa. "What is Forensic Psychology?" Psychology Today. N.p., 7 Jan. 2010. Web. 2 Feb. 2016.
- O'leary, Bill. "Forensic Psychologist Employment Outlook | CareersinPsychology.org."Psychology Careers | CareersInPsychology.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Feb. 2016.