Psychologist by: Emily Perez

Nature of Work: Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and their environments.Some psychologists work independently, conducting research, consulting with clients, or working with patients. Others work as part of a healthcare team, collaborating with physicians and social workers or in school settings, working with students, teachers, parents, and other educators. Those in private practice often work evenings and weekends to accommodate clients.

Training, Qualifications, & Advancements: Additional training needed to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.

Employment: 32,500 jobs

Job Outlook: Average job grow rate is 19%

Projections Data: The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server.

Earnings: $72,580 per year; $34.89 per hour

Related Occupations: Counselors, Sociologist, Mental Health Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, Survey Researcher.

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