Psychology Career Outlook

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Psychology Career Outlook
Psychology Career Outlook

Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life at the same time as enjoying a well paying and fast-growing field? If so, a graduate degree in psychology may be the bridge to your successful future career.

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, overall psychology employment is expected to grow by 22 percent between 2010 and 2020. Job prospects are best for those who have a doctoral degree in an applied specialty, as well as those with a specialist (generally 60 graduate credits or more) or doctorate in school psychology.  Particular growth is foreseen in the area of school psychology, due to the growing number of children in schools, as well as to replace retiring school psychologists.

The median annual wages of psychologists in may 2010 was about $67,000 for clinical, counseling and school psychologists, $87,000 for industrial-organizational psychologists, and $89,000 for all other psychologists. Wages generally vary depending on years of experience and level of education.

What roles do psychologists play? Psychologists seek to understand and explain thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. They apply scientific knowledge to understand as well as to positively modify both individual and organizational behaviors.

Our mission is to provide information about education and opportunities to people interested in the field of psychology.