Counseling Psychologist

By: Amber Little

Career Details

  • Work with individuals, groups, families, etc. to help understand problems, and determine realistic goals.
  • Collect information on interviews, previous history, observations,and other methods.
  • Provide services to the school, social service agencies, and businesses.
  • Give them references to specialists.
  • Analyze data

  • In 2011, the median salary was $32.00/hr and $67,880 yearly.
  • They can work shifted hours. Mornings, evenings, it depends where they work.
  • They can work in schools, offices, business's, or social services.


How much?

  • Doctoral or professional degree
  • Should have previous knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines

What you need to know!


  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Negotiation
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Persuasion
  • Science
  • Instructing
  • Learning strategies
  • Operations analysis

Is there more? Is there more?

Job Avability

  • From 2012-2020 there should be a 20-28% increase in jobs
  • There are 82,000 protected job openings
  • 34% of people are employed
  • 32% work in educational services

What if i don't like this type of psychology?

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Written By Amber Little