BEING AN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST IN THE US WITH AN INTERNATIONAL DEGREE

Educational psychologists unlike the other types mentioned in this list, mainly work with children and young people. So, if you’re looking for a career that combines regular contact with children and psychology but not a teaching position, then this may be the role for you. Becoming more experienced is key to how much you earn, so don’t be discouraged if you start out earning less than you expected.

Working with children and young adults aged 25 and under, you will apply psychological therapies and theories to treat and improve mental and emotional well-being. Daily tasks you will perform as an educational psychologist include carrying out assessments, interviews, questionnaires and observations to determine the relevant strategies or interventions as treatment.

As you’ll be working with children, this may include developing therapeutic and/or behavioural management plans alongside parents, social workers and teachers to provide the best possible care and treatment for the child.

Ultimate Earning Potential for International Students in the US

Position in CareerAssociated Salary (US)
Trainee The first step is to gain a bachelor’s in psychology and then earn a master’s degree to have a strong basis of knowledge in the field. They also generally expect a doctorate, like a PhD.$49,000
Qualified To be considered fully qualified you must spend two years minimum practising under a licenced educational psychologist until you can practise alone. This would mean taking an internship in order to get your licence to work in the states.$69,000
Experienced As you work in this field for multiple years, you’ll become more experienced and be able to take on more complex cases and responsibilities as a senior educational psychologist$90,000

Top 10 Employers

  1. New York University
  2. Apple
  3. Polygon Psychology Group
  4. Vail Mountain School
  5. Mid-Michigan Area Public Schools
  6. Fessenden School
  7. Western Buckeye Educational Service Center (ESC)
  8. Buckeye Union High School
  9. Leidos
  10. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

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