Types of Psychologists

Psychologists have several areas to specialize in ranging from clinically diagnosing various mental health, emotional or behavioral disorders to working in non-clinical practice environments such as research and even business. In most cases psychologist sub-specialties will require a doctoral degree as the terminal degree and specific certifications, yet there are a few states and sub-specializations that allow for a master’s degree in psychology to be the terminus.

Psychologists with a master’s degree may be found working mental health, the education system (schools), in business, in government positions, academia and returning to school for their doctoral degree.

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Doctoral level psychologists may be found working in academia, mental health, private practice, business, government as well as heading back to school for their post doc.

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Below you will find a sampling of psychologist sub-specialties to explore. Licensure, certification and education requirements for each type of social worker do vary from state to state.

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