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Psychology is the scientific study of human mind and behaviour. Psychologists understand what influences our behaviour and use this to help us address many of the problems and issues in society today. There are many specialities within psychology helping people deal with all sorts of issues in life including: bereavement; trauma; mental illness; stress and anxiety; problems at school; and even improving athletic performance.

See the job profiles of the different divisions of psychology to get further information on a specific specialism.

The Work

You could be:

Have a look at each of the specialisms for more information.

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

See the individual job profiles for pay scales. Some psychologists work for the NHS and will be on the NHS Agenda for Pay scale.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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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
1814
2 %
RISE
2029
1851
  United Kingdom
2024
18151
4.6 %
RISE
2029
18992

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What Does it Take?

You need:

You should be:

Training

Getting On

Video

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/

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