Specialty: Clinical Psychologist

By Grace Janzen

Pathway: Health Informatics

Clinical psychologists test people for mental illnesses and treat them according to what the test results are. They recommend going to see a doctor to get medications or special treatments. They provide counseling and therapy for the patients to help them understand their illnesses and set goals.

Where and How They Work

  • Write reports on clients and maintain required paperwork
  • Interact with people to help them gain insight and set goals
  • Work in settings like individual offices, clinics or hospitals

Education Needed

The minimum formal education is a bachelor's degree but most require a master's or doctorate degree.

Income

Nebraska median: $62,030

US median: $68,900