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School Psychologist

By: Jayne Pilachowski
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Why Become a School Psychologist?
About the Job
By: Jayne Pilachowski
A Block

Duties
Deal with issues relating to:
bullying
learning disabilities
social
academic
emotional
behavioral
Determine how to solve or manage these issues
Determine what children need special services
Maintain records on:
special services
confidential reports
behavioral data
One-on-one counseling
You are a positive adult figure
Training others on how to deal with stressful situations
Learn and tell others about:
child development
behavior problems
behavior management
Part of: National Association of School Psychology (NASP)
5 areas of Service:
consultation
evaluation
intervention
prevention
research and planning
Place of Work
Usually: school system
elementary schools
secondary schools
Can include:
residential treatment centers
local mental health agencies
private practices
hospitals
state agencies
universities
Clients
Children
In school settings
Work one-on-one to help solve issues
Usually
Parents
Inform them of issues
Help solve their issues
Teachers
Help them develop techniques
Inform them of their students' needs
http://psychology.about.com/od/psychologycareerprofiles/p/schoopsych.htm
"The goal of school psychology is to collaborate with parents, teachers, and students, to promote a healthy learning environment..." ( )
Can Include
Administration
Private Clients
Government Officials
Adults
Nurses / Patients
College Students
Pros Vs. Cons
CONS / DOWN SIDES
PROS / BENEFITS
Burnout
Hectic schedules and lots of clients
High stress levels
Help in the success of students
Predictable schedules due to job in school setting
Collaborate with many different individuals
Salary
Highest-paid (2011)
Median (2011)
Lowest-paid (2011)
75th percentile
25th percentile
$67,880
$110,410
$39,060
$50,820
$88,030
On an upward trend
Earn more than:
other social service jobs in education field
middle school teachers
high school teachers
High-paying areas to work:
Trenton, NJ ($121,950)
San Luis Obispo, CA ($108,670)
Hanford, CA ($107,550)
($53.08 / hour)
($18.73 / hour)
($32.64 / hour)
Education
Knowledge In:
Education
Psychology
Problem solving
Academics
Legal Issues
Child Development
Human Behavior
Bullying
Mental Health
Disabilities
Research Techniques
Learning Styles
Schooling / Degrees
Slightly Different Requirements for Every State
Massachusetts:
Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and passing of state exams
Graduation from NASP program and state approval
Initial License:
Master's Degree
1,200 hours of internship (600 in school setting)
pass Communication and Literary Skills Test
Professional License:
initial license
school psychologist for 3 years
pass Praxis II exam OR credentials from NCSP or Massachusetts Board of Allied Mental Health Professionals
Years Schooling:
4-5 years for undergraduate degree
+ 2-3 years for master's degree
= 6-8 years schooling
+ .5 - 1 year of an internship (for initial license)
= 6.5 - 9 years (for initial license)
+ 3 years as school psychologist (for professional degree)
= 9.5 - 12 years (for professional license)
Overall
Degrees Required:
Undergraduate Degree (in psychology or similar field)
Master's Degree (in psychology)
Pass Praxis II Exam (in school psychology) (optional for professional degree)
Pass exams / get approval
Interesting Facts about School Psychologists
33,700 jobs available
Unemployment rate: 1.4%
#1 in best social services jobs
#14 in 100 best jobs
Usually internships turn into jobs
Upward Mobility: above average
Flexibility: above average
All from: http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/school-psychologist
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Sources - Info
http://www.allpsychologycareers.com/career/educational-psychologist.html
http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/school-psychologist
http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/school-psychologist/reviews
http://psychology.about.com/od/psychologycareerprofiles/p/schoopsych.htm
http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/school-psychologist/salary
http://work.chron.com/average-salary-nationally-certified-school-psychologist-2062.html
http://www.allpsychologycareers.com/psychology-degree/masters-school-psychology.html
http://www.nasponline.org/certification/state_info_list.aspx
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