What Is A Neuropsychologist?
A Neuropsychologist is someone who studies the brain, and helps promote new ways to prevent brain injuries. When a person gets a brain injury, they help speed up the recovery so the patient can try to have a normal life again. The Neuropsychologist works with a team of nurses and therapists to ensure the best care possible. Recovery can take several months; even years.
Why do I want to be a "brain doctor"
I want to be a Neuropsychologist because my dad was recently in a motorcycle accident and has been recovering from a TBI since March, and his recovery ends in September. I saw how important his team of doctors were to his recovery and it made me want to do something like that and help families in need.
I interviewed my dads Speech Therapist. My top 5 questions were 1: Is it stressful? 2:What is the average salary and school cost? 3: Do you travel a lot? 4: Daily schedule? and 5: Favorite part about your job?
1: Its very stressful because anything can happen during a therapy session. 2:Average salary is anywhere between $98,000-$123,000. Depends on how much school and experience you have. School is quite expensive; $49,000-$55,000. 3: You travel if you get a promotion or new job in a different city/state. If you are a super good doctor you can travel around the world and help all kinds of people. 5: My favorite part is to see the progress each patient makes each week and especially when you can see the dedication to get better.