(Closed) Jobs in Psychology Outlook

posted 9 years ago in College
Post # 3
6890 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m in the process of applying for Grad School in this. There are other threads where bees talk about being SP’s. Also, the salary will obviously be related to location and what type of setting you work in. The job market is supposed to be pretty good, but you never really know with the economy the way it is or what it’s like specifically in another area. I do know that for my area, salaries range from 50K to 100K per year, based on experience and school system. Most of the higher paid positions are people with their own private practice (meaning they went and got a Ph.D. too.)

Post # 5
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am a Mental Health Counselor but I am finishing up an internship in the school system right now. For the school system I am in, the school psychologist makes about $48K per year. She has been a school psychologist for about 10 years and is really good at what she does but unfortunately it is a very poor county that probably cannot afford to pay her more than that. I have heard salaries ranging anywhere from $32K with a masters degree to $90K with a phd and depending on the setting (school system vs private practice). 

Post # 6
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m a school psych in CA, and in my district the starting salary is $65,000.  As far as the job market, it’s been pretty sucky for the last few years.  Girls I graduated with 6 years ago still can’t find jobs.  But there’s some changes in funding for mental health services that is going to require the psychs to do more counseling, which is going to increase our caseloads, and so (at least in my district) they are going to use some of the funds to hire some new psychs due to the increase in services we’ll have to provide.  So what I’m gathering from this is that there is going to be a big surge in the need for school psychs over the next couple years. 

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