Psychologist

By Jasmine Pardo

Career Research Requirements

Duties and Responsibilities- Psychologist deal with observing on another human behavior and help people with their problems.


Education and Training- Doctoral Degree or Specialist degree, A Master's Degree. A practice psychologist would need a License and Certification .


Preferred job skills- Observational skills, Communication skills, People skills, Problem-solving skills, Patience, Trustworthiness.


Job Outlook- Job prospects go best to those who have specialist or doctoral degree and a doctoral degree. The employment growth about as fast as the average for all occupations.



Salary- The median annual wage for psychologists was $69,280 in May 2012.


Work Environment- Some psychologists work independently, working with patients. Others work partly in a healthcare team, or working with physicians and social workers including in school settings working with students.


Career Connections- Helping people with problems and being a better human being. Also making sure they are not lonely.

High School Preparation Requirements

Related Courses - psychology, psychology honors


Extra-Curricular Activities - Investment club, and Psychology club.


Work and/or Volunteer Experience - You can work as a social worker for a school and you can also work independently with others in different problems


References - Rodica Popa , Alex Popa , Maricela Pardo

Post-secondary Plans Requirements

College - Triton, Northern Illinois University, University of Illinois

I choose these three because I want to be closer to home and these also interest me since i have visited all three of them .

- Majors: Doctoral degree or specialist degree and a master’s degree.


Training Programs or Certificate Courses - Practicing psychologists need a license or certification.



Internship/Apprenticeship Opportunities - Some opportunities are social worker, concealer, and health care worker

Careers in Psychology : What Is It Like to Be a Psychologist?