The National Institutes of Health recently released guidelines on what to look for when you’re looking for a new psychological professional.
Here’s what to watch for:Are there certain psychological professions you’re more likely to find a job for?
If you’re already a psychologist, do you have the experience or knowledge to offer?
Do you have a background in a specific field that may be of interest to other psychologists?
Do these professionals have other training or experience that could make them a better fit?
How much experience do you expect to have with psychology in general and psychology in particular?
Are there any specific skills or competencies that you’re going to bring to the job?
Do any other psychological professions have a high attrition rate?
What do you hope to achieve with your new career?
Are you looking for psychological work in an area that has been underutilized?
How do you plan to develop and maintain your new role in this new job?
Are your goals realistic?
Are the skills and competencies you have developed appropriate for this role?
Do the job responsibilities or responsibilities sound like you might be able to handle?
Are any other factors that could impact your career path?
How can you evaluate a potential candidate?
If your goal is to become a licensed psychologist, what type of training and experience do psychologists need?
Are they well-qualified?
If not, what can you expect?
Do psychologists have the skills, competencies, and experience that can help you be successful in the job you’re applying for?
What can you do to prepare yourself to become successful in this job?
How would you like to be employed in a psychologist’s office?
Is there a psychological organization that can provide support and guidance?
Do I need to go through a formal application process to become licensed?
Do other psychologists have different qualifications?
Are psychologists certified by the American Psychological Association?
Are psychology professionals required to have a bachelor’s degree?
What types of licensing are required for psychologists to practice in the U.S.?
Are psychologists required to receive an education credential?
Are professional licensure requirements met for psychologists?
Are other professions requiring a degree in psychology?
Do psychology graduates have to pass a licensing exam?
Are graduates required to complete an internship or other training?
Is it okay to have kids if you are seeking a job as a psychologist?
Do my mental health history impact my ability to find the right job?
Should I consider a graduate program in psychology, or just work on my own?
If I’m applying for a job, what kind of training do I need?
How will my background impact my job?
If my mental history does not impact my potential for success, what are the appropriate skills I should look for?
Is your background relevant to the type of job I want to do?
Do your family’s experiences make you better suited to the kind of work I want?
Is my background related to a job you have been in or are you interested in pursuing?
How might I benefit from working with psychologists?
How does your background affect the type and amount of help I need if I need it?
Can I work with a team of psychologists?
What should I know about the types of jobs psychologists offer?
Are jobs in psychology open to a wide variety of experience levels and levels of education?
If there are multiple psychology positions available in a particular city, what types of positions are available in that city?
What type of work is there in the field?
How many psychologists can be trained in the same area?
Are people with disabilities or special needs able to access jobs in this field?
If a person is seeking to work as a psychological counselor, how would they be selected for the position?
If an organization has specific requirements for how an individual with disabilities can apply for a psychological position, what would be required?
Is the application process for psychologists different for people with different disabilities?
Is a disability based on age, health, or experience an appropriate criterion for the type or amount of training a psychologist can provide?
Are some types of disabilities more likely than others to require specialized training?
If someone with a physical disability has been denied employment in a job because of the applicant’s disability, what steps should an employer take to accommodate this person?
Is an applicant required to be physically present when they apply for work?
Is that person’s disability an acceptable reason to deny employment?
Are job requirements based on a person’s age, ability, or education level?
If the applicant is a disabled person, is the application for the job required?
If people with mental health disabilities are able to apply for positions in psychology or in other fields of study, what should they expect to receive and what should be expected of them?
Are those people qualified for the positions?
What does it mean for you to be a psychologist and how should you prepare for this job in the future?
What skills and abilities should I be able and want to have when applying for the jobs of a psychologist or another professional?
What is the process for finding a job with a psychologist who is