Psychology Careers

Area of expertise is really what makes careers in psychology so gratifying. Leading psychologists depend on highly specialized training that informs how treatments and medicines are administered and how innovative research is conducted. In order to properly distinguish the areas of psychology, we have begun a series profiling major psychology careers.

For Each Career, We Cover:

  • Specific job titles and specializations
  • The academics and credentials job seekers need to advance
  • The numbers behind the profession, like salary trends and job growth projections
  • The societies, journals and research efforts moving the field ahead

Our profiles serve as a great reference for psychologists-to-be, keeping them focused on what matters for a specific career. For established professionals, these profiles will either be a refresher on the stats and that mark their profession, or a clear view into the many other careers within the psychology profession.

Featured Careers

Explore Careers Across Psychology

  • CareerChild Psychologist

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    Median Annual Wage

    $69,221

    $0$50k$100k$150k
    Average Hourly Wage

    $33.28

    $0$10$20$30$40$50
    % Employed for Four Years or Less

    62%

    0%20%40%60%80%100%
    Who They Work With
    • children
    • families
    Where They Work
    • schools
    • healthcare
    • government
  • CareerClinical Psychologist

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    Median Annual Wage

    $71,962

    $0$50k$100k$150k
    Average Hourly Wage

    $34.60

    $0$10$20$30$40$50
    % Employed for Four Years or Less

    42%

    0%20%40%60%80%100%
    Who They Work With
    • children
    • families
    • individuals
    Where They Work
    • schools
    • healthcare
    • government
  • CareerCounseling Psychologist

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    Median Annual Wage

    $45,239

    $0$50k$100k$150k
    Average Hourly Wage

    $21.75

    $0$10$20$30$40$50
    % Employed for Four Years or Less

    37%

    0%20%40%60%80%100%
    Who They Work With
    • children
    • families
    • individuals
    • groups
    Where They Work
    • schools
    • healthcare
  • CareerForensic Psychologist

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    Median Annual Wage

    $60,635

    $0$50k$100k$150k
    Average Hourly Wage

    $29.15

    $0$10$20$30$40$50
    % Employed for Four Years or Less

    59%

    0%20%40%60%80%100%
    Who They Work With
    • individuals
    • groups
    Where They Work
    • government
    • other
  • CareerIndustrial Organizational Psychologist

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    Median Annual Wage

    $73,862

    $0$50k$100k$150k
    Average Hourly Wage

    $35.50

    $0$10$20$30$40$50
    % Employed for Four Years or Less

    57%

    0%20%40%60%80%100%
    Who They Work With
    • groups
    • businesses
    Where They Work
    • other

Salary and Career Information: Payscale – Personal Salary Reports