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Interested in becoming a psychologist, but want more information about the field? This guide describes and explains a variety of specializations within the discipline. These career profiles provide information on the education and credentials you need to pursue advanced positions, salary and employment trends for each specialization, and organizations and resources available for students and professionals alike.

This page also offers information for prospective psychology students, detailing various program options and specialty fields. Keep reading to learn more about this growing industry, including which specializations offer the highest pay and the most employment opportunities.

FOR EACH PSYCHOLOGY CAREER, WE COVER:

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

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Figuring out where to apply? These top, accredited schools offer a variety of online degrees. Consider one of these accredited programs, and discover their value today.

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