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Psychologists: The New Generation Of Scientists

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New Generation Scientists?

“Psychologists study mental processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people and other animals relate to one another and the environment.”(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) Psychologists devote their time to helping others whether its in a well known firm or a local school. In their work, psychologist have four goals. Psychologists are one of the best paid careers in industry but it doesn’t come cheap. Psychologists have the opportunity to work at some of the top companies today, but getting there can be a task all by itself.

Psychologists make a median pay of 68,640 per year ($33.00) per hour. “Psychologist need a master’s, specialist, or doctoral degree in Psychology. Practicing psychologist also need a license or certification.”(B.L.S) Although it may seem like many years of studies some schools offer college credits that would help take off the workload. Being a successful, well paid psychologist doesn’t just happen overnight, it takes years long nights and early mornings. In some professions such as an Industrial Organizational Psychologist who devote their time to applying principles of psychology to personnel , administration, management, sales and marketing problems, they require a master’s degree and earn approximately $80,820 salary wise. Similar to other fields of psychology “Industrial -Organizational Psychologist work independently, doing research or working only with patients or clients. Others work as part of a healthcare team, collaborating with physicians, social workers, and others to treat illness and promote overall wellness.” (Best Jobs for the 21st Century) “Important qualities that are required for this field are analytical skills, communication skills, observational skills, patience, problem solving skills and trustworthiness.” (Best Jobs for the 21st Century) Most psychologist require about the same type of qualities and traits. you wouldn’t expect a easily irritated or impatient individuals trying to pursue a career in a internal and external type of relationship with others.

Psychologists have different ways of studying their patients behavior and thoughts. “Five of the main methods they use are tests, surveys, case studies, naturalistic observation and experiments.” (Grolier) “A test is a procedure for measuring a characteristic at a particular time and in a particular place.” (Grolier) In order to properly evaluate their clients a lot of hard work go towards training and understanding a complex thought of what to diagnose their client. “For instance, an ability test might measure how well you are able to do something. An example would be remembering people’s names or faces” (Grolier). Personality tests demonstrates how well you get along with those around you and how...

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