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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Psychologist field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33549PsychologistFemale30 $45,500berkley, MI01/01/2010
33351Assistant Professor Of PsychologyFemale31 $85,000Freeport, NY01/01/2010
33247Clinical SupervisorMale34 $63,000Hurst, NY01/01/2010
33029Licensed PsychologistMale59 $160,000Salem, MA01/01/2010
32579Career Development AdvisorFemale40 None SetBeloit, NY01/01/2010

Overview

The human brain is one of the most complex objects known to man, filled with all the wonders and the unknown. If you?re interested in complicated subjects or are fascinated by the underlying causes of human behavior, a career in psychology might be right for you. This field offers a variety of specialties to study, allowing individual psychologists to find a career to match their specific interests.

Psychologists who enjoy interacting with and directly helping others often become clinical psychologists, working with individual patients to treat mental illnesses. Some psychologists work with the marketing divisions of major companies, helping corporate decision makers to understand the reasons behind consumer purchasing decisions. Others work in research labs and academic institutions, conducting experiments to illuminate human behaviors.

Clinical and research jobs in the psychology field generally require a doctoral degree, but other positions, such as a corporate researcher or crisis counselor, may only need a bachelor?s degree. Clinical psychologists can demand salaries equivalent to doctors, but the pay for other psychology careers can widely vary. Psychologists can find work in almost any environment, but competition for entry-level jobs can be strong.

If you?re fascinated by the inner workings of the brain and enjoy working with people, a career in psychology may be a good fit for you. To learn about how to become a psychologist or to find out more about the daily life of a psychologist, read through the career profiles we?ve gathered below through one-on-one interviews with professional psychologists.


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