Sample 1 - State of California

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Psychologists, All Other
(SOC Code : 19-3039)
in California

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

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$43.55$30.80$48.65$54.98

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2012 - 20221,3001,4001007.750

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Research PsychoanalystDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Medical Board of California
Licensing Program
www.mbc.ca.gov
Student Research PsychoanalystDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Medical Board of California
Licensing Program
www.mbc.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
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,6757.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Behavioral Sciences
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics.
Community Psychology.
Educational Psychology.
Experimental Psychology.

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Conduct neuropsychological evaluations such as assessments of intelligence, academic ability, attention, concentration, sensory-motor function, language, learning, and memory.
Write or prepare detailed clinical neuropsychological reports using data from psychological or neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct observations, or interviews.
Diagnose and treat conditions involving injury to the central nervous system such as cerebrovascular accidents, neoplasms, infectious or inflammatory diseases, degenerative diseases, head traumas, demyelinating diseases and various forms of dementing illnesses.
Interview patients to obtain comprehensive medical histories.
Establish neurobehavioral baseline measures for monitoring progressive cerebral disease or recovery.
Diagnose and treat psychiatric populations for conditions such as somatoform disorder, dementias, and psychoses.
Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in neuropsychology.
Diagnose and treat neural and psychological conditions in medical and surgical populations such as patients with early dementing illness or chronic pain with a neurological basis.
Distinguish between psychogenic and neurogenic syndromes, two or more suspected etiologies of cerebral dysfunction, or between disorders involving complex seizures.
Diagnose and treat pediatric populations for conditions such as learning disabilities with developmental or organic bases.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
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).
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.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Recognition - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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