Careers in Psychology

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Careers in Psychology

Have you considered a career as a SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST? As a school psychologist, you can make a positive, lasting difference in children's lives. For several consecutive years, "school psychologist" has been listed as #1 among Best Social Services Jobs in U.S. News & World Report's "100 Best Jobs."

School psychologists are uniquely qualified professionals, employed in public schools and other settings, who apply expertise in mental health, learning, development, and behavior in their services for children. School psychologists' many activities include, for example, assessment, counseling, mental health and academic interventions, consultation, program evaluation, and crisis response. School psychologists also partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to help children succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.

Undergraduate students with backgrounds in psychology, education, human development, and other social services may be interested in graduate degree programs to become school psychologists. Explore a school psychology career by learning more about the profession and identifying programs for your graduate study.

We hope you will consider joining our great profession! If you have questions or would like to discuss careers in school psychology, feel free to contact me:

James E. Lennon, Ph.D., Professor, Program Director for Educational and School Psychology
Location: Science Bldg, Room 503A
Telephone: (201)200-3309