Career Research Project

By Assunta Prince

What I Want To Be

When I become older I would like to be a clinical psychologist.

A clinical psychologist diagnoses and evaluates mental disorders and plans treatment.

The average annual salary is $72,000.

The job requires a doctorate degree, although some accept master degrees.

A clinical psychologist's daily tasks include sessions with clients, evaluating how they feel, and diagnosing them with disorders if needed.

There are expected to have more open positions near 2018.

Clinical psychologists' have high pay compared to the average job [pay for the average job: $47,000]. They also have flexible hours and they help others improve their lives.

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)

One school that's an option for me is the University of Texas at Arlington. The annual cost is $20,138. They offer loans, scholarships, work study, and exemptions. The application fee is $60. Your high school GPA must equal or exceed 3.5.

University of Houston

The tuition is $4,750 per term. They offer loans, scholarships, work study, and exemptions. The application fee is $55. SAT: 1500 out of 2400 (Verbal math + writing). ACT: 18 English, 21 reading, 22 math, and 24 science. High school GPA: 2.0

Texas A&M

Annual cost is $21,802. Offers loans, scholarships, work study, and exemptions. SAT: At least 1300, at least 600 in math and reading. ACT: At least 27 in math and English. High School GPA: 3.00 or higher.