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Clinical Psychologist

Job Title and Job Description

Clinical Psychologist

Talk to people and try to help them. Involves asking questions, listening, providing help. Sometimes people just need someone to listen; sometimes people want advice on how to work through a problem or situation. What I like about this career: helping people and making a difference. It is also great to be running my own business and being independent.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Social worker, psychiatrist.

What new technology will be important?

Office applications, such as software for tracking cases, for example.

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

Seven years of study past the bachelors degree. Ph.D. in Psychology and postdoctoral work.

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Go to college and study psychology. From there, you can decide what career path you want, including research psychology, clinical psychology, social work, etc..

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

Yes, when I was fifteen I took a mini-course in psychology and knew I wanted to enter this field.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 1-Not Important 
Athletic / Physical 1-Not Important 
Bilingual 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Computer Technology 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 1-Not Important 
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
leadership and Supervising 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Math 2-Less Important2-Less ImportantNecessary for grad work 
Mechanical Understanding 1-Not Important 
Sales and Negotiation 1-Not Important 
Scientific and Experimental 2-Less Important2-Less ImportantAlso necessary for grad work 
Social Service / Helping Skills 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Teaching / Instructing 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 1-Not Important 
Understanding Yourself 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Writing 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat ImportantPatient notes 
 

Interview By: PB