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Total Workforce
152,444
Average Age
46.5
Estimated Job Growth
18.7%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$68,872
Average Male Salary
$84,862
Average Female Salary
$62,987

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Psychologists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Offices of other health practitioners is the industry that employs the most Psychologists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Psychologists, by average wage, is Management, scientific & technical consulting services. Psychologists are paid most in Mount Pleasant Town PUMA, SC but are relatively concentrated in Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Psychologists in the US. The average age of male Psychologists in the workforce is 49.9 and of female Psychologists is 45.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Psychologists is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Psychologists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Psychologists is Psychology but a relatively high number of Psychologists hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Psychologists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Psychologists need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Psychologists need more than the average amount of Science, Programming, and Operations Analysis.

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The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Psychologists is from the Minor Occupation Group Social Scientists and Related Workers.
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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Psychologists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Psychologists are expected to see a growth of 18.7% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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