Description: Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Annual Wages: $73,648.00
Employment Rate: Employment is expected to increase by 20.01%.
Education Level: Master's Degree. According to O*Net, the majority of people employed in this occupation have this level of education.
Endorsement: Public Service,
Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM)
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Adapt course of study to meet student needs Adapt response to match client socioeconomic condition Administer standardized or state-mandated assessments Advise clients and customers on technical matters Advise governmental personnel Advise internal stakeholders on technical matters Advise scientific or research personnel Analyze data on curricula or instructional methods Analyze existing evidence or facts Analyze medical or health data Analyze scientific or investigative findings Analyze social or economic data Apply early childhood education techniques Assist clients with understanding personal problems Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses Attend professional conferences and events Collaborate with professionals or peers from other disciplines and backgrounds Collaborate with stakeholders to incorporate requirements into contracts Collect clinical data Collect scientific or technical data Collect social or personal information Collect statistical data Communicate technical or scientific information Communicate with others using social media Compile data or information related to social service or health programs Compile numerical or statistical data Conduct behavior modification Conduct business, market, or managerial research Conduct clinical investigations Conduct educational presentations Conduct field research Conduct individual, group, or family interventions Conduct informational presentations Conduct interviews to gather information Confer with community groups or authorities Confer with research personnel Confer with school personnel to determine student needs or develop programs Coordinate educational content Coordinate employee continuing education programs Coordinate instructional outcomes Coordinate social service activities with resource providers Counsel people regarding issues, problems, or grief situations Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables Decide which psychological tests to administer to clients Design informational presentations Determine student learning levels Determine student problems Develop complex computer databases Develop course or training objectives Develop evaluation instrument or objectives Develop instructional materials Develop instructional programs Develop life, physical, or social science policies, procedures, or standards Develop medical policies, procedures, or standards Develop new products based on scientific research Develop plans for programs or projects Develop psychological, situational, or behaviorally based interviews Develop psychometric instruments such as tests, rating scales, or related material Develop scientific or mathematical hypotheses, theories, or laws Develop simple informational data repositories or databases Develop training programs Develop treatment plans Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs Direct scientific, research, or investigative studies Direct treatment programs Empathize with others during counseling or related services Establish educational, instructional, or training policies, procedures, or standards Evaluate client progress against measurable recorded goals Evaluate educational outcomes Evaluate employee performance Evaluate mental health conditions or disorders Evaluate patient or client response to therapy or treatment Evaluate patient's skills or capacities Evaluate student performance Evaluate students for needs, skills, or educational potential Evaluate therapy needs of patient or client Explain complex mathematical information Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data Identify interrelationships among individuals or social groups Identify interrelationships among social statistics or indicators Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods Interpret ability or achievement test results Interpret charts or tables for social or economic research Interpret psychological test results Maintain awareness of social trends Maintain business or financial records, reports, or files Maintain complex computer databases Maintain confidentiality of data Maintain dental or medical records Maintain group discipline in an educational setting Maintain scientific records, reports, or files Mentor individuals in the workplace Mentor parents in educational setting Mentor students Monitor client progress Motivate customer behavior and performance Motivate employee behavior and performance Motivate student behavior and performance Observe patient or client condition Obtain information from attorneys, witnesses, or litigants Obtain information from clients, customers, or patients Obtain information from stakeholders or constituents Operate computers to enter, calculate, access, and retrieve data Organize educational material or ideas Perform continuing education to maintain licenses, certifications, qualifications, and knowledge currency Perform peer review evaluations of research, publications, or grants Perform scientific research Perform statistical analysis or modeling Plan conferences or events Plan meetings Plan scientific, research, or investigative studies Plan social behavior learning activities Plan surveys of specified group or area Plan therapy treatment program Prepare medical reports Prepare technical or scientific reports Provide expert testimony Provide nutritional instruction to individuals or families Recommend further study or action based on research data Recommend modifications to educational programs Record client's personal data Record student progress Refer clients to community services or resources Report physical or emotional abuse Research information using library or Internet Resolve academic problems Resolve behavioral problems in school setting Resolve problems in educational settings Resolve worker or organizational conflicts or grievances Respond to employee or worker concerns Respond to parent or student concerns Retrieve files or charts Select method of instruction Select teaching materials Solve clinical problems Supervise subordinate personnel or contractors Teach behavior modification techniques Teach mentally or emotionally-impaired students Teach secondary or post-secondary courses Teach social skills Train workers in use of equipment or computers Treat psychological disorders and issues Write business project or bid proposals Write research or project grant proposals Write scholarly or technical research documents
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