Criminal Psychologist Wanted
by Hannah Fette
To qualify for this job, you need to have a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's degree in psychology, and a Ph.D in psychology or another specialty, such as counseling psychology.
Qualifications and Experience
In addition to the multiple degrees needed, to become licensed you must have done an internship and passed the exams needed. It is also beneficial to learn the ins and outs of the law to better understand exactly what your role is. These things as well as earning the right degrees take around 5 years to complete.
Tasks that this job entails are things such as helping law enforcement catch criminals based on behavior, testify in court, perform psychological assessments, and profile criminals. Most criminal psychologists work in an office environment.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average criminal psychologist makes around $64,140, while the highest paid earn over $100,000.