Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists

What do they do?

Apply theories and principles of neuropsychology to diagnose and treat disorders of higher cerebral functioning.

Also known as:

Aviation Neuropsychologist, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Mental Health Director, Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychology Director, Neuropsychology Division Chief, Neuropsychology Medical Consultant, Neuropsychology Service Director, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Staff Psychologist

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Psychologists, All Other in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Psychologists, All Other is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 13.6%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #9 in job growth rate
  • 40

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #10 in net job growth
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Typical College Majors

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (48.6%)
  • Master's degree (44.3%)
  • Bachelor's degree (7.1%)
  • Associate's degree (0%)
  • Some college, no degree (0%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (0%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Collect information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys.
  • Administer standardized physical or psychological tests.
  • Diagnose neural or psychological disorders.
  • Counsel clients on mental health or personal achievement.
  • Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge.
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