Career Details

School Psychologist/Mental Health Counselor

Career Overview

School psychologists conduct psychological and educational testing and assessment. In addition, they may work with students with learning or behavioral problems, design performance plans, and counsel students and their parents.

Education

Having a doctorate in school psychology or an educational specialist degree is generally required to do this work. Typically, it will take seven-eight years of college to complete one of these requirements.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$41,000 /yr
$68,000 /yr
$110,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Public Speaking
  • Science - as much as possible!
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

School psychologists generally work in schools at all levels, from elementary school through college.

Schools
References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada