Psychologist

Psychologist

Description:

Psychologist gather information about people’s interests abilities and behaviour using psychological tests and other methods in order to understand, explain and predict human actions. In doing the above, they seek to identify the source of the problems and to determine treatment

Facts:

There are a number of specialized fields in psychology.

  • Children Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Community Psychology

Personal Qualities:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Have an accurate, logical and methodical approach
  • Ability to keep intimate information confidential information confidential

A Typical Day:

A typical day for a Psychologist will depend on their speciality and might include

  • Health Psychologist- helping patients and their families to cope with illness
  • Educational Psychologist- helping children and young people
  • Counselling Psychologist- helping people to resolve their problems and make decisions
  • Supervising trainees and junior pharmacists

Entry Requirements

A degree in Psychology

To do a degree, you are required a minimum of 5 GCSEs (A-C) in Maths and English plus 3 A levels

Source: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk and http://www.prospects.ac.uk

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