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Clinical and Counseling Psychologists In Demand

General Information

Description

Assess, diagnose, and treat mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests. Help individuals with distress or maladjustment understand their problems through their knowledge of case history, interviews with patients, and theory. Provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment. May design behavior modification programs and consult with medical personnel regarding the best treatment for patients.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Self-employed42.77%
  2. Private, for profit24.87%
  3. Private, not for profit13.36%
  4. State and local government9.81%
  5. Federal government9.18%

Industry areas

  • Human Services

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+6%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$90,130

Military salary*

$90,560

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State-by-state Salary

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$145,810
$59,550
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Doctoral degree 43%
  • Post-doctoral training 33%
  • Master's degree 22%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.
  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Artistic — You have an interest in creating visual artwork, performances, written works, food or music.

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Knowledge

  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Education and Training

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