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Psychologist - Clinical

Clinical psychologist holding a session with patients

Clinical psychologists aim to reduce psychological distress and promote psychological wellbeing. They treat patients with emotional or behavioural problems using a variety of therapies. They have no medical training, and do not prescribe drugs.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The salaries for NHS Clinical Psychologists in Scotland are usually based on the NHS Agenda for Change pay rates. The current pay scales are from April 2023.

Qualified psychologists start on Band 7, £46,244 to £53,789 a year. With experience this rises to Band 8a, £56,992 to £61,522 a year, and Band 8b, £67,285 to £71,978 a year.

Consultant/lead psychologists are on Band 8c, £79,466 to £85,121 a year.

Conditions

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
1351
1.6 %
RISE
2029
1373
  United Kingdom
2024
14651
4.6 %
RISE
2029
15327

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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Psychological Society
Tel: 0116 254 9568
E-mail: info@bps.org.uk
Website: http://www.bps.org.uk
Website (2): http://careers.bps.org.uk
Twitter: @BPSOfficial
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBPS/

NHS Scotland Careers
Website: http://www.careers.nhs.scot
Website (2): https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
Twitter: @NHSScotCareers

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