What is a Psychologist?
A psychologist is an expert in psychology. A psychologist can work with a variety of people and problems. There are many different types of psychologists, for example, a marriage counselor is a type of psychologist who works specifically with couples having marriage problems.
What Does a Psychologist Do?
Psychologists can do many things. They can work with mentally ill, people with marriage or family problems, people with drug problems or just help out in schools. What someone does as a psychologists depends on the type of psychologist they are.
The average salary for psychologists is $69,280. However, that can increase depending on how much experience someone has in psychology. Below is a chart illustrating how much psychologists make depending on how many years of experience they have.
Many psychologists need at least 6-9 years of schooling beyond high school. This is because the degrees take a few years to obtain. The degrees you obtain determine what kind of jobs you can get. The chart below shows us the kinds of jobs in psychology you can get with certain degrees.
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I'm Kayla Teml, and I'm 15 years old. I've been interested in psychology careers since I was 12 years old. Although I have very little experience being pretty young, I know I can handle it. I'm already good at helping people and figuring out their problems, I'll just have to extend my knowledge onto college.