Psychologist

Psychologist

Psychologists are experts in human behaviour, closely studying and analysing the processes that relate to how people think and feel.

As a Psychologist, you’ll deliver treatment and counselling to alleviate your client's behavioural and psychological issues and promote positive health and wellbeing. You will have the opportunity to select a specialisation and work children, adults, and organisations. 

The average salary of a Psychologist is $77,766 per annum.

Salary range
Average salary $77,766
salary range
$69,280
$77,766
$86,687
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
9% by 2020
9%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Psychologist are:
NSW
NSW 31.4%
VIC
VIC 32.8%
QLD
QLD 15.6%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Psychologist are:
  • Interested in people and human behaviour
  • Able to solve problems
  • An inquisitive mind
  • Emotional maturity and empathy for others
  • Patient and perceptive
  • Good oral and written communication skills
Source: myfuture.edu.au
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Take the first step to becoming a Psychologist with a Bachelor degree, and learn how to understand people and their motives.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Before becoming a registered Psychologist, you might need to undertake an accredited fourth year of Psychology studies. A postgraduate course allows you to take the next step and continue your psychology training.