As you get ready to head off to the interview, here are some tips to help you navigate your mind and make the best impression.
Psychologist pay: How much is enough?
Psychologists who are paid as part of their research salaries, typically make about $75,000 to $100,000 per year.
A survey of 2,000 psychology faculty members in the US and UK by the UK-based Psychometrics Foundation found that a total of 6% of those surveyed had been paid as much as $100K, while 15% had been made in excess of $200K.
If you want to make more than $100k, you might want to consider starting with an associate’s salary of around $150K, or a full-time job at $250K, a study by the US-based Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found.
The number of psychologists surveyed by the BLS was lower than the one published by the American Psychological Association, and the survey of researchers at the Universities of Minnesota and Massachusetts was not included in the BPS study.
But the survey found that 80% of psychology professors at institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada said they were paid more than the $100-150K mark.
Psychologists with PhDs who also earned money from their research, and those with advanced degrees, were more likely to earn more than this average salary.
Those with PhD and associate’s degrees were also more likely than those with bachelor’s degrees to be paid more.
Psychology professors who are full- or part-time researchers have a higher proportion of their work time spent on research projects than those who are part-timers, the survey suggests.
But for those who make $100-$200K per year, the gap between research and other occupations is wider.
For those with PhD, a full professor at a major research institution who earns more than that figure would have the same average salary as a full or part time researcher, the Blesnick report found.
For part-timer researchers, the number of hours they worked on research and their average salary is higher than those at higher-paying institutions, such as law schools, the study found.
These figures were based on responses from over 4,000 full- and part-TIME psychology faculty, the researchers said.
Psychiatrists who are adjuncts, or who work part time, are often required to work with graduate students, faculty, or staff to complete research projects, or they have to provide support for the students and/or faculty, said Dr Anne W. Blesnik, the executive director of the Balsnick Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Minnesota.
She said these relationships can be difficult, especially for people with less than a master’s degree in psychology.
“There’s a lot of work to be done in the psychology profession and in the fields of sociology, cognitive science, or cognitive neuroscience, which is really, really important for the future of psychology,” she said.
“We’re seeing more and more research being done by adjuncts.
And, in my opinion, they’re really underutilised in the field.”
For many of the people who were surveyed, this was a challenge.
“I had to think about how much money I wanted to make and how much I needed to work to make it work,” said psychologist Daniel J. Schulte, an associate professor at the U of T’s Centre for Applied Cognitive Science and co-author of the study.
“I had no idea what I was getting into.”
Schulte said he had made a lot more money than he thought he would, but had been unable to keep up with his own expenses and living expenses.
“If I didn’t know what I needed and wanted, I would have been much better off,” he said.
Schultes said that in some cases, a research assistant would be assigned to help with a research project while the researcher would take care of their own research.
But in many cases, the researcher and assistant would work together in parallel, meaning that they could take a leave of absence.
“It’s just a really frustrating situation,” he added.
If you’re worried about whether you can make it in psychology, consider the following:Most people who study psychology need to have a job to support themselves and their families.
You should consider whether your degree is the right fit for you, and whether you are the right candidate for the field.
If the right career for you isn’t being offered, consider pursuing other fields.
Psychological research is often done at universities and medical centers, but if you are a student, you should consider attending graduate school to make up for missing out on your education.
If your university or medical center offers a job search tool, such, it might be worth asking your supervisor, a faculty member or dean at the school, or at least one of the psychology department chairs to conduct a job application.
You might also want to consult with a friend, family