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Psychologist, Clinical
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesDiagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$64,100 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsClinical psychologists usually work in counseling centers, independent or group practices, hospitals, or clinics. Some work in physical rehabilitation settings, treating patients with spinal cord injuries, chronic pain or illness, stroke, arthritis, and neurologic conditions.

Minimum Education RequirementsPh.D.

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Writing, Systems Evaluation, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Fluency of Ideas, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Originality, Written Comprehension, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension