The Profession - The Profession From the Occupational...

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The Profession From the Occupational Handbook : * About 4 out of 10 psychologists are self-employed, compared with less than 1 out of 10 among all professional workers. * Most specialists, including clinical and counseling psychologists, need a doctoral degree; school psychologists need an educational specialist degree, and industrial-organizational psychologists need a master’s degree. * Competition for admission to graduate psychology programs is keen. * Overall employment of psychologists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2014. There are at least 180,000 positions for psychologists. About 40 percent are in educational institutions, 30 percent in hospitals or health facilities, and 17 percent in governmental agencies. Today, many psychologists practice individually or in small clinics so that private practice accounts for more employment than in the past. There are many more opportunities for psychologists in business and commerce. In order to practice, psychologists must be
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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