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PSYCHOLOGY TEACHERS, POSTSECONDARY
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Develop and use multimedia course materials and other current technology, such as online courses.
  • Provide clinical services to clients, such as assessing psychological problems and conducting psychotherapy.
  • Supervise the clinical work of practicum students.
  • Review books and journal articles for potential publication.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as abnormal psychology, cognitive processes, and work motivation.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance..
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Doctor's degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $87,522.00 N/A N/A N/A - N/A
Bridgeport/Stamford $95,563.00 N/A N/A N/A - N/A
Hartford $79,502.00 N/A N/A N/A - N/A
New Haven $104,788.00 N/A N/A N/A - N/A
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 510 590 1.4% 17
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow much faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer good or favorable job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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