School psychologists have strong employment prospects with a projected growth rate of 19% until 2024 (much faster than average). The 180-day contract salary for school-based practitioners is $64,168 and the mean university faculty salary is $77,8011. While school psychologists work most often in public schools, they also can work in universities, hospitals, independent practice and other settings.
Graduates with a doctoral degree in school psychology are also eligible for credentialing as a Licensed Psychologist, allowing them to seek employment within a wide range of job settings that deal with infants, children, teenagers and families, in hospitals, clinics, and private practice. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website to learn more >>
Explore training and career prospects for school psychologists:
- Want to learn more about school psychology?
Resources for potential school psychology students from the National Association of School Psychologists
- School Psychology: A Career That Makes a Difference (.pdf)
An informational brochure published by the National Association of School Psychologists
- Learn more about the differences between the specialist, master's and doctoral school psychology programs.
1 Castillo, J.M., Curtis, M.J., & Gelley, C. (2012). School Psychology 2010: Demographics, employment, and the context for professional practices–Part 1. Communiqué, 40(7), 1, 28-30. Retrieved from http://www.nasponline.org/publications/.
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