Neuropsychologists & Clinical Neuropsychologists
Also called: Clinical Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychology Director, Pediatric Neuropsychologist
What they do:Apply theories and principles of neuropsychology to diagnose and treat disorders of higher cerebral functioning.
On the job, you would:
- Write or prepare detailed clinical neuropsychological reports, using data from psychological or neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct observations, or interviews.
- Conduct neuropsychological evaluations such as assessments of intelligence, academic ability, attention, concentration, sensorimotor function, language, learning, and memory.
- Interview patients to obtain comprehensive medical histories.
Math and Science
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
- therapy and counseling
- medicine and dentistry
Arts and Humanities
- English language
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- reading work related information
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
- thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
- measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
- read and understand what is written
- communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
- use rules to solve problems
- see hidden patterns
- quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
- remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps
People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Self Control
- Attention to Detail
- Analytical Thinking
- Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
- BrainMetric The Category Test
- The Tova Company Test of Variables of Attention
Analytical or scientific software