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PART II The Job Descriptions >  School Psychologists

School Psychologists

Image Education/Training Required: Doctoral degree

Image Annual Earnings: $62,210

Image Beginning Wage: $37,300

Image Earnings Growth Potential: High

Image Growth: 15.8%

Image Annual Job Openings: 8,309

Image Self-Employed: 34.2%

Image Part-Time: 24.0%

The job openings listed here are shared with Clinical Psychologists and with Counseling Psychologists.

Investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems. Compile and interpret students’ test results, along with information from teachers and parents, to diagnose conditions and to help assess eligibility for special services. Report any pertinent information to the proper authorities in cases of child endangerment, neglect, or abuse. Assess an individual child’s needs, limitations, and potential, using observation, review of school records, and consultation with parents and school personnel. Select, administer, and score psychological tests. Provide consultation to parents, teachers, administrators, and others on topics such as learning styles and behavior modification techniques. Promote an understanding of child development and its relationship to learning and behavior. Collaborate with ot....


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