Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists


Overview

Introduction

Neuropsychologists and clinical neuropsychologists diagnose and treat disorders that involve physical injuries and diseases which have affected people's cognition and behaviors. They conduct research, administer programs, and provide education and counseling to individuals and families. They examine individual and group behavior through testing, experimenting, and studying personal medical histories. Neuropsychologists and clinical neuropsychologists normally hold doctorates in neuropsychology and are licensed to practice in their s...

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Median Salary

$101,790

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree


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Experience

Five years experience


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Skills

Interpersonal


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Personality Traits

Curious

Earnings

Neuropsychologists earned a median salary of $92,640 in March 2020, according to PayScale.com. Salaries ranged from $65,000 to $127,000. Clinical neuropsychologists earned a median salary of $93,725; salaries ranged from $72,000 or less to $128,000 or more. The Department of Labor reported that psychologists, all other, earned a median salary of $101,790 in May 2019. The lowest 10 percent earne...

Work Environment

Neuropsychologists work in a variety of settings, including clinics, hospitals, and physicians' offices. They may work in private practice in their own offices or as consultants. Some work as researchers in government agencies. Those who work as college or university teachers usually have offices in a building on campus and access to a laboratory in which they carry out experiments. Neuropsycho...

Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that employment for psychologists, all other, will grow by 11 percent, which is much faster than the average for all occupations, through 2028. There will continue to be employment opportunities in hospitals, mental health centers, schools, and social service agencies, as well as in consulting firms and private companies. The growth of the aging population ...

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