Psychologist/counselor

Social science

Job duties/responsibilities!

  • Conduct scientific studies & brain function
  • Collect information through observation, interviews, & other methods
  • Research and identify behavioral or emotional patterns
  • Test for patterns that will help them better understand & predict behavior
  • Use their knowledge to increase understanding among individuals & groups

work environment!

If you get into psychology, there are many locations in which you may possibly work. Some locations include; clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, &community & mentals health centers.


Days & hours worked


Psychologists in private practice often set their own hours. They may offer evening or weekend hours to accommodate clients. Those employed in hospitals may also have weekend shifts. Most working in clinics or schools work full-time schedules dring regular business hours.


Salary and salary range with experience


Starting salary: (per hour) $33.31

Salary per year: $69,280

Education/training required

Well, the odds of getting a psychology with just a bachelors degree is slim to none, so you really need a doctoral, or specialist degree and post doctoral work experience. Most graduates with a bachelors degree in psychology could find and assistant job in the field.

Personality characteristics

  • Trustworthiness
  • Patience
  • Communication skills
  • Observation skills

Advice


You really need to devote your self and dedicate yourself to learning in order to make it.

Also, you need to be good and patient with people.



3 Positive aspects


  • You have the chance to help other people
  • Learn and understand the human brain
  • The dedication is definitely a good thing, learning to stick with something you want to do

3 Negative aspects


  • A lot of schooling requirements
  • Not having the best chance to get into a psychology job
  • Competiton for jobs for psychologists will vary by speciality