Clinical and Counseling Psychologist!By: tom nguyen
Nature of Work - Psychologists who provide clinical and counseling sources assess and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
They use the science or psychology to treat complex human problems and promote change. They also promote resilience and help people discover their strengths.
Training, Qualification, and Advancement - Most clinical, counseling, and research psychologists need a doctoral degree. Students can complete a Ph.D. in psychology or a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree.
A Ph.D. in psychology is a research degree that is obtained after taking a comprehensive exam and writing a dissertation based on original research. Ph.D. programs typically include courses on statistics and experimental procedures. Prospective practicing psychologists must have pre- or post-doctoral supervised experience, including an internship. School psychologists need an advanced degree and certification or licensure to work. The advanced degree is most commonly the education specialist degree (Ed.S.), which typically requires a minimum of 60 graduate semester credit hours and a 1,200-hour supervised internship.
Employment - Clinical and Counseling Psychologists often work in private practice, which means that they have their own offices and are able to establish their own work schedule.
A clinical psychologist might see clients at a private practice, they run their own businesses frequently work evening and weekend hours in order to accommodate the schedules of their clients. Those who work in more applied professions will likely spend more one-on-one time with clients. Working conditions can be stressful at times, particularly when dealing with clients who are emotional, angry or non-communicative. Finding ways to deal with such stress and combat job burnout can be important for many professionals.
Job Outlook - Overall employment of psychologists is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary by occupation.
Project Data - Employment of psychologists is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be best for those who have a doctoral degree in an applied specialty.
Earnings - The median annual wage for psychologists was $72,580 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $41,110, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $118,310. $34.89 per hour is an average earning amount of a psychologist.
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