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Weekly Career Profile: Psychologists

By January 30, 2013

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Psychologists are engaged in the study of the human mind and human behavior. They use their knowledge to treat emotional and behavioral disorders, work with students who are having education-related difficulties or solve problems in the workplace, depending on their training. Usually clinical and counseling psychologists must have a doctorate degree and industrial-organizational psychologists need only a master's degree. The educational requirements for school psychologists vary by state. Employment in this field is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations but outlook will vary by specialty (Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition).

Learn more about this occupation. Read Psychologist: Career Information. Get some basic details, including information about earnings, educational requirements, job outlook and advancement opportunities. To learn even more, try to arrange an informational interview with a psychologist. If you don't know one, perhaps someone in your network does. You can also take the Should You Become a Psychologist? quiz to help you decide whether this career is a good fit for you.

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