Degree Earn a bachelor’s degree Complete a doctoral degree (PhD)_ 5-7 years Specialize in Child Psychology Two years of experience in practice that focuses on treating children and adolescents. One of these years must be supervised for a minimum of one hour per week, face-to-face, by a credentialed child psychologist. One or more year of a clinical child and adolescent psychology post-doctoral residency program.
Salary Starting Child Psychologist: $30,000 to $45,000 5-10 years of experience: $55,000 to $80,000 After 10 years of experience: $80,000 to $100,000
Tasks & Responsibility Asking the problem, find the cause, how the issue is affecting him/her or people around them, solve the problem Counseling sessions Research Personality tests
Educational institutions employed about 29 percent of psychologists in positions other than teaching, such as counseling, testing, research, and administration. About 21 percent were employed in health care, primarily in offices of mental health practitioners, hospitals, physicians’ offices, and outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers. Government agencies at the State and local levels employed psychologists in correctional facilities, law enforcement, and other settings. http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos056.htm
My Goals Accomplish my next 4 years at Rider University Volunteer & internships working with children Attend school for about 5-7 years to receive my PhD in psychology and child development courses (still undecided on which school). Look to receive a job as a child psychologist after I complete all of my schooling Make children happier ϋ