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School Psychologists

Also called: Bilingual School Psychologist, Consulting Psychologist, Psychologist, School Psychologist

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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.
  • Maintain student records, including special education reports, confidential records, records of services provided, and behavioral data.
  • Report any pertinent information to the proper authorities in cases of child endangerment, neglect, or abuse.

Knowledge

Math and Science
  • psychology
  • sociology and anthropology
Health
  • therapy and counseling
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Business
  • customer service

Skills

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
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Persistence
  • Self Control
  • Social Orientation

Technology

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
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$76,990
$44,040
$129,310
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