Clinical Psychology Jobs

Clinical Psychology Jobs are the largest specialty within the psychology field. Clinical Psychologists work in a variety of settings, including private practices, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clinics and schools. They assess, diagnose and treat mental, emotional and behavioral disorders, ranging from short-term crisis intervention to chronic conditions like schizophrenia and depression. Some Clinical Psychologists work in medical schools and universities, where they train graduate students in the field of mental health and behavioral medicine.

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People in clinical psychology jobs work closely with medical doctors regarding treatment, especially when that treatment includes medication.  Typically, clinical psychologists are not licensed to prescribe medication, only medical doctors, including psychiatrists, can prescribe medication.  There are also several states that allow trained Clinical Psychologists to prescribe certain medications.

 

What are the Responsibilities for Someone Working in Clinical Psychology?

Clinical Psychologists center their attention on diagnosing and treating psychological, emotional, behavioral, and social issues that affect individuals, families, and groups. By interviewing, testing, and observing, a Clinical Psychologist evaluates existing or potential mental disorders in their clients. 

Clinical Psychologists apply psychological theories to assist patients in overcoming depression and anxiety and to better manage stress. They counsel patients with physical health concerns such as diabetes and other chronic illnesses. They also help specific groups of patients such as the elderly, children, and college students and professionals who work in fields specific to those groups.

Where do Professionals in Clinical Psychology Work?

Clinical Psychologists work in a variety of settings. Some Clinical Psychologists work in private practice providing individual and group patient counseling or independent research. Others work in team settings providing collaborative services with other professionals, such as physicians and social workers.

Clinical Psychologists work in clinics, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, mental health centers, and community health centers. Clinical Psychologists may work as researchers, working at colleges or universities or for private research centers. Clinical Psychologists often work for government agencies, providing services for the Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons, VA centers, and military facilities. Others choose to work in public schools, providing services to clients from nursery school through college. 

 

What Skills are Required in Clinical Psychology?

Clinical Psychologists must possess knowledge of psychological theory and practice and have an interest in how humans think and interact with one another. They must have strong research and teamworking skills but they must also be able to work on their own. Students who pursue Clinical Psychology should have strong critical-thinking skills and have the ability to quickly identify the effectiveness of a treatment plan and then make adjustments to better benefit their clients. They must possess strong communication skills and be able to empathize with a broad range of personalities.  

 

How Much Money Can You Make in Clinical Psychology?

Clinical Psychologists earn an annual average salary of $79,000 but depending on their education level, area of interest, and location, that figure can rise significantly to an average of $110,500 per year. A Clinical Counselor or School Psychologist earns $77,000 per year. An Industrial or Organizational Psychologist can earn $120,000 per year. Clinical Psychologists working in government services earn an average annual salary of $96,000. Those who work in hospital settings typically earn $86,500 per year and those who pursue elementary and secondary school careers in either the private or public setting earn $76,000 per year.

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Clinical Psychologist Providence Regional Medical Center Everett Everett, Washington US 03/22/2021
Providence Boyden Family Autism Center is seeking a full-time Clinical Psychologist to join a multidisciplinary team in Everett. This center consists of an ABA early intervention program, providing service for children ages 2 to 6, a diagnostic clinic, and an autism Center of Excellence in the State of Washington, which serves patients ages 2 to 18. This position offers the ability to participate and influence the current expansion of services, providing meaningful care to the community of ... More
Clinical Psychologist Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia US 10/28/2020
Please see Special Instructions for more details. VCU is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for employees, students, visitors, and patients. As a part of this effort, a criminal records check is a condition of employment at VCU for all new employees. Criminal records checks also are conducted on current employees hired into a "sensitive" or "resource critical" positions. Note: only job-related convictions may impact your progress through the employment process. It is ... More
Pediatric Clinical Psychologist - Feeding Clinic Ascension St. Vincent Evansville, Indiana US 03/15/2021
Pediatric Clinical Psychologist - Feeding Clinic Evansville, IN Peyton Manning Childrens Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent in Evansville, Indiana is seeking a full time pediatric psychologist to expand our Feeding Program team as part of our commitment to be the leader in comprehensive regional pediatric specialty services. The program provides a comprehensive evaluation team, outpatient program, inpatient consults, and intensive day program services. Utilizing ... More
Assistant Professor- IL- Clinical Psychology- College of Health Sciences Midwestern University Downers Grove, Illinois US 03/26/2021
The Department of Behavioral Medicine in the College of Health Sciences of Midwestern University, Downers Grove campus, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the APA-accredited Psy.D. Program. Applicants should have earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from an APA accredited program and be licensed or license eligible as a clinical psychologist in the State of Illinois. Preferred candidates will have interest or experience in clinical training. Additional ... More
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology-Tenure Track-Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences - The University of Tulsa The University of Tulsa Tulsa, Oklahoma US 03/14/2021
Position SummaryThe Department of Psychology at The University of Tulsa (TU) seeks candidates to fill 1 full-time tenure-track position in Clinical Psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 15, 2021. Tenure-track faculty have a 9 month contract period (Aug 15-May 15). Successful candidates are expected to develop a funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and supervise the clinical work of graduate students. Information about ... More
Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Pain Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, Indiana US 03/05/2021
The Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine is now accepting applications for a 1-2 year (2 preferred) postdoctoral fellowship position in pediatric pain psychology with a preferred start date in August or September 2021. This fellowship position is offered in collaboration with the Department of Psychology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the Department of Anesthesia at IU School of Medicine. Fellow time is split (50/50) ... More
Clinical Psychologist Providence Medical Group - Eastern Washington Spokane, Washington US 04/03/2021
Providence Medical Group is seeking a full-time Psychologist to join its team in beautiful Spokane, Washington. This clinic provides a wide variety of outpatient psychological services, including psychological testing, individual and family psychotherapy, behavioral medicine consultation and occasional inpatient consults. Enjoy a healthy work-life balance in beautiful Eastern Washington. Flexible schedule and a great benefit package This role provides the ability to ... More
Assistant Professor/Clinical Psychologist The University of Miami's Department of Psychiatry and The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Miami, Florida US 02/04/2021
The University of Miamis Department of Psychiatry and The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is searching for a full-time faculty member at the rank of clinical assistant professor. The appointee will provide evidence-based and best practice clinical services to patients with cancer, engage in program development, and participate in clinical activities as part of a multidisciplinary team at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The appointee will support clinics in the Department ... More
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