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1 Careers in Psychology

2 Psych Job Families

3 Child, Family, and School Social Workers Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. Job Titles Adolescent Counselor Adoption Agent Adoption Coordinator Adoption Counselor Adoption Social Worker Adoption Specialist Adoption Worker Adult Protective Caseworker At-Risk Specialist Case Manager

4 Child, Family, and School Social Workers In 2011, the average annual wage in California was $50,030 with most people making between $29,110 and $79,120 Most of these occupations require a four- year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

5 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Counsel individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations. Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools. Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to discuss children's progress, resolve behavioral, academic, and other problems, and to determine priorities for students and their resource needs. Job Titles Academic Advisement Director Academic Adviser Academic Advising Director Academic Advisor Academic Coordinator Academic Counselor Admissions Advisor Admissions Counselor Admissions Director Adolescent Counselor

6 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree). In 2011, the average annual wage in California was $66,090 with most people making between $33,010 and $103,060

7 Marriage and Family Therapist Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders. Job Titles Behavior Therapist Behavioral Analyst Behavioral Specialist Behavioral Therapist Child and Family Counselor Clinical Services Director Clinical Therapist Clinician Couples Therapist Family Counselor

8 Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree). In 2011, the average annual wage in California was $47,760 with most people making between $22,780 and $72,750 Marriage and Family Therapist

9 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs. Job Titles Addiction Counselor Addiction Specialist Addiction Therapist Addictions Counselor Alcohol and Drug Counselor Alcoholic Counselor Assessment Specialist Behavior Therapist Behavioral Analyst

10 Most of these occupations require a four- year bachelor's degree, but some do not In 2011, the average annual wage in California was $37,400 with most people making between $22,820 and $58,080 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

11 Psychiatric Technicians Care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities, following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, help with personal hygiene, and administer oral or injectable medications. Job Titles Behavioral Health Technician Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Child and Family Therapist Direct Care Worker (DCW) Health Care Technician Human Service Technician Human Services Support Specialist Licensed Psychiatric Technician (LPT) Medical Technician Mental Health Assistant (MHA)

12 In 2011, the average annual wage in California was $52,280 with most people making between $32,030 and $68,750 Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on- the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Psychiatric Technicians

13 Psychiatrists A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. All psychiatrists are trained in diagnostic evaluation and in psychopharmacological treatment. As part of their evaluation of the patient, among the mental health professionals only psychiatrists are authorized to prescribe psychiatric medication, conduct physical examinations, order and interpret laboratory tests Job Titles Addiction Psychiatrist Attending Psychiatrist Behavioral Analyst Behavioral Specialist Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Child Psychiatrist Clinical Psychiatrist Consulting Psychiatrist Doctor Forensic Psychiatrist

14 Psychiatrists In 2011, the average annual wage in California was $192,290 with most people making between $53,450 and n/a Medical Degree and residency required. Many positions require an APA accredited residency.

15 Clinical Psychologists Diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment. Job Titles Behavior Analyst Behavior Specialist Behavior Therapist Behavioral Analyst Behavioral Psychologist Behavioral Specialist Behavioral Therapist Chief Psychologist Child Psychologist Clinical Director

16 Clinical Psychologists In 2011, the average annual wage in California was $84,580 with most people making between $40,900 and $117,260 Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.

17 School Psychologists Investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems. Job Titles Assessment Specialist Associate School Psychologist Behavior Specialist Behavioral Analyst Behavioral Specialist Bilingual School Psychologist Child Psychologist Child Psychometrist Child Study Team Director Consulting Psychologist

18 School Psychologists In 2011, the average annual wage in California was $84,580 with most people making between $40,900 and $117,260 Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.

19 Industrial/Organizational Psychologists Industrial and organizational psychology (also known as I/O psychology or work psychology) is the scientific study of employees, workplaces, and organizations. Industrial and organizational psychologists contribute to an organization's success by improving the workplace and the performance, satisfaction and well-being of its people. An I/O psychologist researches and identifies how employee behaviors and attitudes can be improved through hiring practices, training programs, and feedback and management systems. I/O psychologists also help organizations transition among periods of change and development. Industrial and organizational psychology is related to the concepts of organizational behavior and human capital. Job Titles Regulatory Affairs Managers Compliance Managers Investment Fund Managers Supply Chain Managers Security Managers Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

20 Approximate National Averages Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychologists Industries with the highest concentration of I/O Psych jobs

21 … a few more Sports Psychologist Genetic Counselor Engineering Counselor Forensic Psychologist College Professor Drug Researcher

22 freud-sigmund.com

23 classesandcareers.com

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25 I don’t want to major in Psych but I like what I learned… In Psych you learn…. Why people behave the way they do Why people sometimes do bad things Understand your friends and family better Build stronger social skills Train your dog ….. You can apply this and MUCH more to your future career no matter which field you choose.

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27 Do your research California Career Zone Explore Careers and take an assessment Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook National database of jobs and careers. Lots of statistics and information O*Net U.S. Department of Labor - Links Careers to majors and colleges.

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