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School Psychologists

Also called: Consulting Psychologist, Early Intervention School Psychologist, Psychologist, School Psychologist

What they do:
Investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
  • therapy and counseling
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • understanding people's reactions
  • bringing people together to solve differences


  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time


People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Global Education Technologies EXCENT
  • Vision Management Consulting IEP PlaNET
Word processing software
  • Ewing Solutions QuickWriter
Spreadsheet software


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
master's degree or
certificate after master's
usually needed

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