Psychologist

Adilene Arzeta

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Education Needed and Skills Required

A psychologist would need a master’s, specialist, or doctoral degree in psychology. Practicing psychologists also need a license or certification. School psychologists must complete a yearlong supervised internship program to become licensed or certified. You must know how to diagnose a patient when you see that they behave differently from the average person. A psychologist should also be a good listener and be able to give advice to their patient.

Work Locations and Working Hours

Psychologist can own offices and can set their own schedules. Other typical workplaces include clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and community and mental health centers. If they have their own offices then they pick their working hours. Anywhere else would be average full-time work hours.

Responsibilities and Pay

Study mental processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people behave. The median annual pay is about 68, 640 a year.

Job Outlook

The employment for a psychologists is expected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average of all occupations. Greater demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, and social services agencies should drive employment growth. More people will start to turn to psychologist for help so there would be more job offers.

How To Move Up In This Career

It all depends on the education level of the psychologist. The highest and best paying for a psychologist would be if they had their PhD in psychology.