Forensic Psychologist

Jessica Sims

Job Description

Forensic Psychologists evaluate criminals to learn their mindset and motives at the time of their offense.

Working Conditions

  • May spend the day working in the courthouse, police station, or criminal detention centers.

Hours: Typical hours are from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Part time hours and job sharing may be available.

  • May also work in hospitals, prisons, and rehab units.
  • This job can be challenging and distressing. Employees can face physical and verbal abuse at times.

Salary & Job Outlook

  • Lowest average salary per year in Texas is $130,854
  • Increase outlook of 14% between 2008 and 2018

Training & Education Requirements

A Ph.D. in Psychology, Doctorates in Psychology and Law, and varying levels of legal study and licensing are needed to become a Forensic Psychologist.
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