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Psychologists

£16,120 Average salary at age 20
£35,880 Average Salary
32 Average hours per week

Description

Psychologists research, study and assess emotional, cognitive and behavioural processes and abnormalities in human beings and animals and how these are affected by genetic, physical and social factors.

Main Tasks

  • Develops and administers tests to measure intelligence, abilities, aptitudes, etc. and assesses results;
  • Develops treatment and guidance methods and gives treatment or guidance using a variety of therapy and counselling techniques;
  • Observes and experiments on humans and animals to measure mental and physical characteristics;
  • Analyses the effect of hereditary, social and physical factors on thought and behaviour;
  • Studies psychological factors in the treatment and prevention of mental illness or emotional and personality disorders;
  • Maintains required contacts with family members, education or other health professionals, as appropriate, and recommends possible solutions to problems presented;
  • Applies professional knowledge and techniques within the workplace, addressing issues such as job design, work groups, motivation etc.;
  • Applies psychological treatment methods to help athletes achieve optimum mental health and enhance sporting performance.

Qualifications

Entrants require a degree in psychology recognised by the British Psychology Society. Postgraduate and professional qualifications relating to different areas of psychology are available and are required for certain posts.

What Psychologists studied in higher education

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What Psychologists studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C8) Psychology82
(A3) Clinical medicine6
(B7) Nursing1
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine5
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology1
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(C6) Sport & exercise science1

UK Prospects

34300 Workforce Size
8.68% Predicted growth 2021 - 2027
10965 Predicted Replacement 2021 - 2027

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