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School Psychologists

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Investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems.


  • About 34 percent of psychologists are self-employed, mainly as private practitioners and independent consultants.
  • Employment growth will vary by specialty; for example, clinical, counseling, and school psychologists will have 11 percent growth; industrial-organizational psychologists, 26 percent growth; and 14 percent growth is expected for all other psychologists.
  • Acceptance to graduate psychology programs is highly competitive.
  • Job opportunities should be the best for those with a doctoral degree in a subfield, such as health; those with a master's degree will have good prospects in industrial-organization; bachelor's degree holders will have limited prospects.


Personality I'm a problem solver
Salary $67,880/yr ($33.94/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Masters