Psychologists study human behavior and develop therapies to help patients.
There are three major types of psychologists--research, counseling, and applied. Work settings range from seeing patients individually in an office to conducting large studies involving thousands of participants.
$60.99 per hour on average
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Education & Training
Master's degree is common.
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On the Job
Design research studies, collect and analyze data, and interpret findings.
Gather information from many sources before setting up programs or treatment methods.
Choose, give, and score psychological tests.
Conduct individual and group meetings. Help clients understand problems, define goals, and plan changes.
Observe individuals, groups, and systems. Check with various resource aids to identify problems and plan treatments.
Offer plans to clients about ways to achieve goals in the classroom or at work.
Design research methods that are appropriate for the client's questions.
Evaluate how target populations respond to treatments or programs, using surveys or tests. Revise treatment plans as needed.
Update knowledge by talking to peers, attending seminars, and reading professional journals.
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