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Psychology Job Outlook

MCC Campus(es) and Contacts:
MCC-Blue River: Melissa Eaton, 816.604.6621
MCC-Longview: Randy Moore, 816.604.2310
MCC-Maple Woods: Crystal Johnson, 816.604.3326
MCC-Penn Valley: Lyle Gibson, 816.604.4209

Clinical Psychologists diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment.

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median wages (2008): $30.84 hourly, $64,140 annual
  • Employment (2006): 152,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2008): Average (7% to 13%) .
  • Projected need (2006-2016): 47,000 additional employees

Possible job titles

  • Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Clinical Therapist
  • Out-Patient Therapist
  • Pediatric Psychologist
  • Behavioral Psychologist

Additional career information