Duties & Responsibilites

  • Conduct scientific studies to study behavior and brain function
  • Collect information through observations, interviews, surveys, tests, and other methods
  • Find patterns that will help them understand and predict behavior
  • Use their knowledge to increase understanding among individuals and groups
  • Develop programs that improve schools and workplaces by addressing psychological issues
  • Work with individuals, couples, and families to help them make desired changes to behaviors
  • Identify and diagnose mental, behavioral, or emotional disorders
  • Develop and carry out treatment plans
  • Collaborate with physicians or social workers to help treat patients

Average Hours & Work Schedules

Psychologists who own their practices set their own hours and work schedules. People who work in hospitals, nursing hospitals, or other medical facilities, usually work standard hours and sometimes later shifts to accommodate people. They often work weekends as well.

Working Locations

  • Hospitals
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nursing Homes
  • Schools
  • Private Practices

Salary/ Wage Potential

On average, psychologists earn $ 68,640 a year or around $33/hour. Typically, ones with a higher level of education to find a better job and in turn, make more money.

Education Needed

Clinical, Counseling, and Research psychologist usually require a doctoral degree or a PhD. School psychologists typically need a masters degree. If you plan to open a practice you need a license in almost states.

Best Universities For Psychology Include:

  • Harvard University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Oxford
  • Yale University
  • University of Chicago
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University

Skils Required

  • Have Patience
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Trustworthy
  • Observation Skills
  • People Skills
  • Analytical Skills

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