School Psychologist

What Does A School Psychologist Do?

School psychologists conduct psychological and educational testing and assessment. In addition, they may work with students with learning or behavioral problems, design performance plans, and counsel students and their parents.

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How Do I Become A School Psychologist?

Having a doctorate in school psychology or an educational specialist degree is generally required to do this work, although this may depend on the geographical area. Typically, it will take seven-eight years of college to complete one of these requirements.

What is the Average Salary For A School Psychologist?

High – 110,000
Median – 68,000
Low – 41,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A School Psychologist?

  • Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A School Psychologist?

School psychologists generally work in schools at all levels, from elementary school through college.

What Is The Future Outlook For A School Psychologist?

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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