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