Psychologists teach, counsel, conduct research, or administer programs to understand people and help people understand themselves. Psychologists examine individual and group behavior through testing, experimenting, and studying personal histories.

Psychologists normally hold doctorates in psychology. Unlike psychiatrists, they are not medical doctors and cannot prescribe medication. Approximately 170,200 psychologists are employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • Master's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Interpersonal
  • Research
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Outgoing
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
Licensure/Certification Required