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PSYCHOTHERAPIST: Helping Others Cope

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As a Psychotherapist, one assists others handle problems with anxiety, relationship difficulties, coping techniques, etc.

Degree: Engineering - Research and Experimental Psychology - Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
Job Title: Psychotherapist & Director of Adult Psychological Screening

Job Summary: Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

Job Description

Psychologists study mental processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people and other animals relate to one another and the environment.

On-the-Job Training


Additional Info

Psychologists typically need previous related work experience. To become licensed, for example, psychologists must have completed one or more of the following: predoctoral or postdoctoral supervised experience, an internship, or a residency program. School psychologists also must complete a yearlong supervised internship program to become licensed or certified.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Association of State and Provincial Licensing Boards.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Home, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Master's degree
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