Psychologists research, study and assess emotional, cognitive and behavioural processes and abnormalities in human beings and animals and how these are affected by genetic, physical and social factors.


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In the past year there were 30,077 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Applies psychological treatment methods to help athletes achieve optimum mental health and enhance sporting performance.

  • Applies professional knowledge and techniques within the workplace, addressing issues such as job design, work groups, motivation etc..

  • Maintains required contacts with family members, education or other health professionals, as appropriate, and recommends possible solutions to problems presented.

  • Studies psychological factors in the treatment and prevention of mental illness or emotional and personality disorders.

  • Analyses the effect of hereditary, social and physical factors on thought and behaviour.

  • Observes and experiments on humans and animals to measure mental and physical characteristics.

  • Develops treatment and guidance methods and gives treatment or guidance using a variety of therapy and counselling techniques.

  • Develops and administers tests to measure intelligence, abilities, aptitudes, etc. and assesses results.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Mental Health

  • Auditing

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Service Development

  • Psychological Evaluations

  • Trauma Care

  • Risk Analysis

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Research

  • Management

  • Teaching

  • Communications

  • Leadership

  • Presentations

  • English Language

  • Planning

  • Innovation

  • Teamwork

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