More than half of the psychologists in the United States are no longer teaching, according to the American Psychological Association.
And the number of graduates with doctoral degrees is at a historic low, according a survey of more than 2,000 psychology professors by the nonprofit Psychological Science.
But with more and more psychology students and faculty coming out of college and entering the workforce, psychologists can make more money than ever.
For example, in 2014, an average psychologist earned $76,700.
But in 2017, that was up 23 percent, to $76.1 million.
That is up from $71.7 million in 2016.
And it is still more than 10 times the salary of a psychology professor, according an APA survey of the top 100 psychology faculty members.
The salary boost comes as psychology departments nationwide are struggling to find and retain good candidates.
And that’s what many employers are looking for.
In the 2017 APA poll, 61 percent of those surveyed said they had been asked to consider an assistant professor.
And of those, 35 percent said they would be interested in a senior associate professor.
That compares to just 3 percent who said they were not interested in that position.
The number of people interested in assistant professors has nearly doubled since 2015, to 9,700, according the APA.
“There’s a lot of talk about the importance of being able to hire and retain top-tier faculty,” said Jessica LeBaron, senior director of research and analysis at the APPA.
“And that is important because, again, as we see with adjuncts, it’s important to be able to attract top-flight faculty.”
In 2017, the number and size of psychology departments nationally grew by about 11 percent, but the percentage of graduates went down by almost 4 percent, according it.
And in 2017 only about 7 percent of psychologists had doctoral degrees.
And only 11 percent of graduate psychology programs had graduate students, compared to 17 percent in 2016, according researchers at the National Center for Education Statistics.
The number of doctoral degree holders in the U.S. grew by 2.6 percent in 2017.
The increase came after an increase in graduate and postdoctoral programs, but also in the number who earned doctoral degrees in 2017 compared to 2016.
According to the APAs annual survey of its more than 600 members, there are more than 3,300 psychology professors and postdocs nationwide, up from about 2,600 in 2017 and fewer than 2.5 in 2020.
A total of 3,821 psychology professors earned doctoral degree in 2017 according to an AP survey, up 10 percent from last year.
As more and better-paying jobs in psychology are created, and graduate and graduate programs expand, so too will the number seeking graduate and PhD degrees.
But the APAP survey also found that, overall, the majority of psychology students are not interested.
Just 18 percent of psychology graduates surveyed said that they are considering becoming a graduate, down from 24 percent in 2020, according LeBarks report.
About 30 percent said that the number they want is very low, down 20 percent from 2016.
“It’s a problem,” said psychologist Rebecca A. Naughton, president of the American Psychologists Association.
“The students that are looking are not the students that have the credentials, the credentials that are required.
And when you have people that don’t want to be the students, you don’t have the right people in your organization.”
Naughton said that there are other types of graduates, such as those who are looking to work in academia, who are also more interested in being paid well.
She said the lack of interest among students and teachers in psychology is an unfortunate sign of the future of the profession.
“We have this huge workforce that’s filled with PhDs and Ph.
D.s, and people that are really passionate about the field, but they are really not going to be a significant part of the workforce for the next decade,” Naughons report said.
“There is no question that if you’re hiring people to fill the ranks of the people that you are hiring, that’s the way that you’re going to do it.
But I don’t think that you have a lot going for you in the way of the faculty.”
But it is the fact that the profession has not recovered the way it used to be that is hurting its future, said LeBasts survey of faculty members and graduate students.
“There are a lot more graduates out there than we used to have,” said LeBarons report.
“In the ’70s and ’80s, there was a time when we had hundreds of faculty and thousands of students and hundreds of graduate students who would be willing to do research and teach courses and be teaching in their area, and I don.t. think that we are there anymore.”