University of Wisconsin–Madison

Psychologist/Doctor of Psychology/Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PhD/PsyD/LCS)

Psychologists, or clinical psychologists, evaluate, diagnose and treat individuals with mental and/or emotional disorders and assist medical or surgical patients in coping with illness or injury. Psychologists may also specialize in different areas.

Work Activities/Work Locations

Psychologists work in hospitals, clinics, schools, prisons, rehabilitation centers, and mental health facilities as well as in government or private industry. They diagnose and treat psychological disorders following interviews and observations of a patient’s activities. They may consult with psychiatrists to develop treatment programs for patients. They are trained to perform various psychological tests to diagnose mental or emotional disorders and plan and implement appropriate treatment(s).

Getting Started

Career Outlook

Number Employed in 2012 (Wisconsin): 2,280
Number Employed in 2014 (U.S.): 16,600
Expected Employment in 2024 (U.S.): 18,300
Percent Employment Growth (2014-2024): 10%
Expected Annual Openings: 520
Median Salary in 2014 (Wisconsin): $66,434

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