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 Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (F0465A1) Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia US 10/22/2021
The Clinical Assistant Professor opening is a non-tenure-track 10-month position. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited psychology (clinical, counseling, school) program or provide evidence that the degree will be completed prior to August 2022. The position will play a critical role in the psychology department and in the clinical psychology Ph.D. program. Primary responsibilities include: (a) teaching undergraduate courses to support the core undergraduate psychology ... More
Academic Clinical Chemist University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester, New York US 11/27/2021
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor with the skills and interest to develop a strong academic career focused on clinical chemistry. The position is on academic clinician track and will serve the expanding clinical and academic clinical chemistry division. The successful candidate will serve as Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry. Clinical responsibilities ... More
Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia US 11/05/2021
Job Title Clinical Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Department PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT Position Number F0465A1 Job DescriptionThe position will play a critical role in the psychology department and in the clinical psychology Ph.D. program. Primary responsibilities include: (a) teaching undergraduate courses to support the core undergraduate psychology curriculum, (b) teaching graduate courses in the Psychology Department ... More
Associate or Full Professor & Director of Clinical Training for Clinical Psychology Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia US 10/23/2021
Job Title Associate or Full Professor & Director of Clinical Training for Clinical Psychology Department PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT Position Number F0546A1 Job DescriptionThe Director of Clinical Training is responsible for administrative and fiscal management of the Virginia Consortium Program and oversees all academic aspects of the Program. Principal duties of the Director of Clinical Training include (but are not limited ... More
Gastroenterology Clinical Psychologist Northwestern University Chicago, Illinois US 11/23/2021
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time non-tenure-eligible Clinician-Educator at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities include both patient care and research duties.Research opportunities and responsibilities aim to support ongoing funded research within the division of gastroenterology. Studies include clinical trials of psychological interventions for patients with chronic esophageal diseases, ... More
Clinical Psychologist Swedish Medical Group Seattle, Washington US 11/13/2021
Swedish Medical Group is seeking a full-time Licensed Clinical Psychologist to serve as a key Behavioral Health provider at Swedish Primary Care clinics. This is a great opportunity to work as a core member of an interdisciplinary team that includes the Primary Care provider, clinic nursing staff, system-wide care and case-management staff and Psychiatrists. In this role, you will provide team-based care for a wide range of behavioral issues, using brief behavioral interventions that are provided ... More
Licensed Clinical Psychologist/LCSW/LMHC Milestones Psychology New York, New York US 11/12/2021
Milestones Psychology is a thriving psychology group practice in the Flatiron District of New York City. We are a group of multidisciplinary clinicians who specialize in working with children in preschool through students in college, their families, and their schools. We pride ourselves on providing cutting-edgeevidence-based interventions ... More
Licensed Clinical Psychologist/LCSW/LMHC Milestones Psychology New York, New York US 11/14/2021
Milestones Psychology is a thriving psychology group practice in the Flatiron District of New York City. We are a group of multidisciplinary clinicians who specialize in working with children in preschool through students in college, their families, and their schools. We pride ourselves on providing cutting-edge evidence-based interventions ... More
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