January 20, 2018

Psychology Jobs: Clinical Psychologist

An undergraduate online degree in psychology or a masters degree in psychology can open the door to a number of exciting job prospects. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, around thirty-four percent of people with psychology degrees are self-employed.

In a job environment where eight percent of workers in general are self employed, this gives you an idea of the flexibility and variety of occupational possibilities that come with a psychology degree.

Clinical psychologists, best known as the iconic therapists who say to their patients “Tell me about your mother,” make up the largest portion of clinical psychology jobs. Individuals who start out working in entry-level positions at counseling clinics can become counselors or therapists themselves by earning a psychology degree. Advancement for people in these positions may require a masters degree in psychology or a doctoral degree, enabling a counseling assistant to become a full counselor, or therapist.

A clinical psychologist may also work toward the goal of operating their own clinic, or accepting a director position in the counseling or psychiatry unit of a hospital or other medical center.  An entry level clinical psychologist may start out making $36,000 to $40,000, and eventually earn over $100,000 per year over the course of a career.


  1. I am a Japanese man. My wife has been diagnosed as boaplir disorder for over 10 years.

    I read Bipolar disorder a cognitive therapy approach interestingly.A rapid cycling becomes the topic of conversation at the Japanese website.According to the book Bipolar disorder a cognitive therapy approach , a rapid cycling is being explainedwith Some boaplir patients display four or more cycles within a year and are therefore categorized as rapid cyclers. According to the DSM-4, at least 4 days of hypomania or mania and 2 weeks of depression are required to qualify as a cycle.

    For my understanding, I do not see any mistake for this article. However one of my friends insists that the cycle of twice a year is enough for a rapid cycling. APA is explaining In DSM-IV, rapid cycling is defined as the occurrence of at least four major depressive, manic, hypomanic, or mixed episodes during the previous year, demarcated either by a remission of at least 2 months’ duration or by a switch to an episode of opposite polarity, but what kind of meaning is this? I am confused.