Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists

Neuropsychologist with Patient

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 state. Approximately 12,880 psychologists, all others not listed separately by the Department of Labor, are employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Evaluate, diagnose, and treat people with brain injuries or diseases that have affected their behavior and cognitive abilities; conduct research on the human mind, behaviors, and mental and emotional illnesses
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide; most opportunities available in major metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Master's Degree
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Experience Five years experience; internship or residency; doctoral degree
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Research
  • Scientific
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Department Head, Director, Consultant
  • Supervisor, Chief Neuropsychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Intern