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

ActivitiesAssess and evaluate individuals' problems through the use of case history, interview, and observation and provide individual or group counseling services to assist individuals in achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$68,640 per year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsA psychologist's specialty and place of employment determine working conditions, although all psychologists must be thorough in their work of providing services to others. Clinical, school, and counseling psychologists in private practice have their own offices and set their own hours.

Minimum Education RequirementsPsy.D.

SkillsSocial Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Writing, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Speech Recognition, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Originality, Written Comprehension, Speech Clarity, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsCraig Kalman