Psychologists

By:Deyonna Dorsey

What are the minimum requirements for the job?

Most clinical, counseling, and research psychologists need a doctoral degree.

Are there any advantages to having longer degrees or on-the-job experiences?

Yes, the more experience you have to better your chances are to expand your carrier;and the better your carrier is the more opportunities you'll have.

What are the responsibilities for the Job?

  1. Conduct scientific studies of behavior and brain function

2.Collect information through observations, interviews, surveys, and other methods

3.Identify psychological, emotional, behavioral, or organizational issues and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from their research

4.Research and identify behavioral or emotional patterns Discuss the treatment of problems with their clients

5.Write articles, research papers, and reports to share findings and educate others

Are there certain personality characteristics you need for the Job?

Patience. Psychologists must be able to be patience, because conducting research or treating patients can take a while.

People skills. Psychologists study and help people. They have to be able to work well with clients, patients, and others.

. Problem-solving skills. Psychologists need problem-solving skills to design research, evaluate programs, and find treatments or solutions for mental and behavioral problems.


Trustworthiness. Psychologists must keep patients’ problems in confidence, and patients must be able to trust psychologists’ expertise in treating sensitive problems.

What are the pay ranges for the job? Do you need to obtain a higher education degree to work in that field?




Psychologists, all other $92,110

Industrial-organizational psychologists 76,950

Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 68,900

Yes,you'll still be learning researching new things daily.