Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
OJT: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Tasks: Compile and interpret students' test results, along with information from teachers and parents, to diagnose conditions and to help assess eligibility for special services. Select, administer, and score psychological tests. Interpret test results and prepare psychological reports for teachers, administrators, and parents. Counsel children and families to help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment. Provide consultation to parents, teachers, administrators, and others on topics such as learning styles and behavior modification techniques.
License: This applicant is instructed to contact the Alabama State Board of Psychology for application forms, procedures, and examination fees.
Outlook: Very Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $22.27   Entry $46,332.00
Mean $33.49   Mean $69,667.00
Experience $39.10 Experience $81,334.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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