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Psychologists

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.

£50,614

Median Salary

New workers start around £29,009. Normal pay is £50,614 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £93,297.

Daily Tasks

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

Skills employers are asking for

  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Science
  • Mathematics

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