What does a Psychologist do?

Psychologists are responsible for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating people for mental, emotional, behavioral, educational, and developmental disorders. There are a wide variety of types of psychologists, including clinical psychologists, counseling psychologists, school psychologists, developmental psychologists, and more. Day-to-day tasks vary for each type of psychologist.

Clinical, counseling, and research psychologists generally need a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in clinical or counseling psychology from an accredited program. Additionally, they need a license in their state of practice. While licensure requirements vary by state, most require a doctoral degree in psychology, completion of an internship, a minimum number of years of supervised experience, and passing of an exam. The best psychologists have excellent interpersonal skills and are very trustworthy.

  • Perform psychological assessments, testing, and evaluation
  • Provide diagnosis based on assessments, testing, and evaluation
  • Develop and recommend treatment plans based on patient needs and diagnosis
  • Provide referrals when necessary for additional care, evaluation, or treatment
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and other professionals to provide the best care possible
  • Coordinate with case managers and psychiatrists about care
  • Complete all necessary clincial documentation in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ensure all services are completed according to relevant ethical and professional standards of care
  • Licensed psychologist in state of practice
  • Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology
  • 3-5 years of related experience in psychology
  • Ability to pass a thorough background check
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Strong working knowledge of diagnostic techniques and a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong familiarity with assessment techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to operate within ethical and professional standards of care

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
34%
2 - 4
46%
5 - 7
2%
8+
18%

Common Skill Sets

Work Ethic
Degree IN Psychology
PHD
Motivated
Diagnosis
Filing
Leadership
Integrator

Psychologist Seniority Levels

L2
Psychologist
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L3
Psychology Manager
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L4
Staff Psychologist
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School Psychologist
7% made the transition
Professor of of Psychology
2% made the transition
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