Clinical Psychologists

Clinical psychologists work with people experiencing emotional, psychological or behavioural distress, perform tests and assess their emotional, cognitive and behavioural processes, and determine treatments to help patients improve their mental wellbeing.


New workers

New workers start around £20,780. Normal pay is £37,860 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £55,779.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 14,393 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

  • Writes reports on their work and conducts applied research.

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

  • Helps patients to manage their own psychological conditions.

  • Provides treatment or guidance using a variety of therapy and counselling techniques.

  • Determines appropriate treatment and may refer patients to other mental health professionals.

  • Administers tests to assess patients' needs through interviews, psychometric tests and observation of their behaviour.

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.

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Psychology

  • Mental Health

  • Service Development

  • Psychological Evaluations

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Auditing

  • Risk Analysis

  • Trauma Care

  • Risk Management

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

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Presentations

  • Planning

  • Governance

  • Teamwork

  • Professionalism

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.