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Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
(SOC Code : 19-3031)
in California

Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Doctor's degree .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$39.13$27.18$39.57$49.34

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2012 - 202224,90027,3002,4009.6910

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Registered PsychologistDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Board of Psychology
Licensing and Registration
www.psychology.ca.gov
Registered Psychological AssistantDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Board of Psychology
Licensing and Registration
www.psychology.ca.gov
Licensed PsychologistDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Board of Psychology
Licensing and Registration
www.psychology.ca.gov
Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP), LicenseDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Board of Behavioral Sciences
Licensing
www.bbs.ca.gov

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Individual and Family Services 22,2737.3%
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 47,2637.3%
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,6754.5%
Colleges and Universities 2,3174.3%
Outpatient Care Centers 7,5474.1%
Psychiatric & Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,3362.2%
Residential Mental Health Facilities 131.7%
Offices of Physicians 63,2181.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Clinical Child Psychology.
Clinical Psychology.
Counseling Psychology.
Developmental and Child Psychology.
Health/Medical Psychology.

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Compile and interpret students` test results, along with information from teachers and parents, to diagnose conditions, and to help assess eligibility for special services.
Select, administer, and score psychological tests.
Interpret test results and prepare psychological reports for teachers, administrators, and parents.
Counsel children and families to help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment.
Provide consultation to parents, teachers, administrators, and others on topics such as learning styles and behavior modification techniques.
Maintain student records, including special education reports, confidential records, records of services provided, and behavioral data.
Report any pertinent information to the proper authorities in cases of child endangerment, neglect, or abuse.
Assess an individual child`s needs, limitations, and potential, using observation, review of school records, and consultation with parents and school personnel.
Promote an understanding of child development and its relationship to learning and behavior.
Collect and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs and other services, such as behavioral management systems.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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