Competition for jobs for psychologists will vary by specialty and level of education obtained. Industrial–organizational psychologists are expected to face competition for positions because of the large number of qualified applicants. Industrial–organizational psychologists with extensive training in quantitative research methods may have a competitive edge.
|Job Title||2018 median Pay||Education||Number of Jobs||Job Outlook||What they do|
|Psychologists, All Other||$79,010||166,600||Employment of psychologists is projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be best for those who have a doctoral degree in an applied specialty.||Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments. They use their findings to help improve processes and behaviors.|