Education psychologist - Salary and Career
Psychologists and Psychoanalysts

Education psychologist - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They study, research and evaluate the emotional development and mental and social processes of individuals, groups and institutions, for the purpose of analysis, treatment, guidance and education, diagnose and evaluate emotional and mental disorders and social adaptation, elucidating conflicts and issues and accompanying the patient(s) during the treatment or healing process, investigate the unconscious factors of individual and group behavior, making them conscious, develop experimental, theoretical and clinical research and coordinate teams and area activities and the like.

How much does an Education psychologist earn

A Education psychologist earns between $1.442 and $5.772 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.701 and a median salary of $2.500 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 3.696 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Education psychologist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.701 32.414 675 17
1º Quartile 1.442 17.299 360 9
Median Salary 2.500 30.000 625 16
3º Quartile 4.402 52.820 1.100 28
Higher Salary 5.772 69.259 1.443 37

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of the social sciences and humanities
      • social scientists, psychologists
        • psychologists and psychoanalysts

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Main workplaces

Psychologists and Psychoanalysts the positions of this CBO family work mainly in activities related to health, social and personal services and education. They can work as self-employed and/or with a formal contract, individually or in teams. It is common for clinical, hospital, social psychologists and neuropsychologists to work with supervision. They work in closed environments or, in the case of neuropsychologists and legal psychologists, it can be in the open. Clinical, social psychologists and psychoanalysts eventually work irregular hours. Some of them work under pressure, in uncomfortable positions for long periods, confined (clinical and social psychologists) and exposed to radiation (neuropsychologists) and loud noises. The psychoanalyst occupation is not a specialization, it is a training, which follows principles, processes and procedures defined by internationally recognized institutions, and the psychoanalyst can have different trainings such as: psychologist, psychiatrist, doctor, philosopher etc.

What does it take to work in the field of Psychologists and Psychoanalysts

For workers in this family, a complete higher education and professional experience is required, which varies according to training. For psychologists, in general, one to four years is required, as is the case with the clinical psychologist. For the psychoanalyst, at least five years of experience is required. Qualification courses also range from basic courses of 200 to 400 class hours, as in the case of hospital psychologists, more than 400 class hours for legal psychologists, psychoanalysts and neuropsychologists, to specialization courses for clinical and social psychologists. The training of these professionals is a set of activities developed by them, but the procedures are different in terms of formal aspects related to the institutions that form them.

Functions and activities of Education psychologist

Psychologists and Psychoanalysts must:

  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • perform administrative tasks;
  • participate in professional outreach activities;
  • evaluate psychic behaviors;
  • guiding individuals, groups and institutions;
  • participate in activities for professional outreach;
  • monitor individuals, groups and institutions;
  • guide individuals, groups and institutions;
  • assess psychic behaviors;
  • coordinate teams and activities;
  • participate in activities for professional dissemination;
  • analyze - treating individuals, groups and institutions;
  • orienting individuals, groups and institutions;
  • educate individuals, groups and institutions;
  • accompanying individuals, groups and institutions;
  • assessing psychic behaviors;
  • participate in activities for professional disclosure;
  • develop experimental, theoretical and clinical research;
  • analyze - treat individuals, groups and institutions;
  • educating individuals, groups and institutions;

  • Activities

    • provide for the acquisition of technical material;
    • informing about the development of the human psyche;
    • organize data;
    • investigate the human psyche;
    • providing resources for the development of cognitive aspects;
    • provide creation of patient-therapist bond;
    • participate in municipal, state and federal councils;
    • listen actively (know how to listen);
    • advise people, groups and families;
    • participate in technical committees;
    • schedule activities;
    • promoting development of internal perception (insight);
    • evaluate energetic signs and symptoms;
    • coordinate meetings;
    • systemize information;
    • work on team dynamics;
    • training specialists in the area;
    • assist in the formulation of public policies;
    • publish articles, essays, scientific books and technical notes;
    • promoting development of interpersonal relationships;
    • provide consultancy/advice;
    • interpreting conflicts and issues;
    • guiding people about health promotion and prevention;
    • participate in a technical shift;
    • perform stimulation work (psychomotor, psychological, neuropsychological and energetic );
    • demonstrate systemic vision ability;
    • demonstrate observation skills;
    • collect pertinent data;
    • promote psychic integration;
    • measure results of assessment instruments;
    • stimulating homeostatic mechanisms;
    • participate in scientific meetings (congresses, seminars and symposia);
    • summon people;
    • making the unconscious conscious;
    • define problem and objectives;
    • visit institutions and social facilities;
    • organize events;
    • demonstrate interest in the person/human being;
    • participate in technical shift;
    • observe people and situations;
    • providing space to host emotional experiences (therapeutic setting);
    • work as a team;
    • monitor treatment egresses;
    • guiding on public health programs;
    • demonstrate ability to question;
    • perform therapeutic follow-up;
    • rehabilitate cognitive aspects;
    • demonstrate holistic vision ability;
    • monitoring court of justice visiting shifts;
    • rebalance energetic and functional disorders;
    • mediating conflicts;
    • develop projects;
    • facilitating groups;
    • guiding about career plans;
    • provide emotional support;
    • elaborate a discharge process;
    • monitoring treatment egresses;
    • coordinating study groups;
    • presenting case studies;
    • define action methodologies;
    • train specialists in the field;
    • search bibliography;
    • monitor impacts of interventions;
    • investigate people, situations and problems;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • developing recruitment and selection processes;
    • rehabilitate psychomotor aspects;
    • triate cases;
    • select human resources;
    • respect customers' values and beliefs;
    • monitor the development of professionals in training and specialization;
    • distribute tasks to team;
    • evaluate functional signs and symptoms;
    • elucidating conflicts and issues;
    • interviewing people;
    • applying instruments and assessment methods;
    • make statistical surveys;
    • maintain professional secrecy;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • monitor the evolution of the case;
    • developing educational projects;
    • training professionals;
    • monitor project results;
    • apply instruments and assessment methods;
    • promoting psychic integration;
    • organize records;
    • make statistical surveys;
    • measure the results of assessment instruments;
    • clarifying the psychological repercussions resulting from medical-hospital procedures;
    • studying cases;
    • build research instruments;
    • fill in forms and register;
    • respect the limits of performance;
    • plan team activities;
    • elaborate diagnoses;
    • promote development of internal perception (insight);
    • demonstrate ability to maintain impartiality;
    • identify community resources;
    • give back;
    • guiding behavior change;
    • rehabilitate bodily aspects;
    • supervise interns in the area and related areas;
    • monitor project results;
    • developing courses for specific groups;
    • supervise professionals in the area and related areas;
    • develop administrative assessment instruments;
    • demonstrate ability to overcome adverse situations;
    • evaluating results;
    • analyze data;
    • schedule appointments;
    • training specialists in the field;
    • perform referral;
    • monitor the evolution of the intervention;
    • provide support for organizational strategies and policies;
    • establish research parameters;
    • collect data;
    • propose interventions;
    • visit households;
    • evaluate proposals and projects;
    • recruit human resources;
    • demonstrate tactile sensitivity;
    • rehabilitate behavioral aspects;
    • inform about the development of the human psyche;
    • provide subsidies for drafting legislation;
    • prescribe therapeutic treatment;
    • monitor visiting shifts of the court of justice;
    • elaborate manuals;
    • prepare opinions, reports and expertise;
    • investigate individual, group and institutional behavior;
    • select therapeutic intervention instruments;
    • evaluate the execution of actions;
    • investigate animal behavior;
    • training psychoanalysts;
    • participate in lectures, debates and interviews;
    • evaluate psychic signs and symptoms;
    • participate in class entities;
    • demonstrate abstract reasoning ability;
    • standardize tests;
    • analyzing the results of assessment instruments;
    • standardize tests;
    • analyze the results of assessment instruments;
    • carrying out vocational guidance;
    • choose the assessment instrument;
    • delivering classes, courses and lectures;
    • participate in professional associations;
    • work as a team;

    Sectors that hire Education psychologist the most in the job market

    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • elementary school
    • welfare services without accommodation
    • high school
    • child education - pre-school
    • child education - day care
    • social assistance activities provided in collective and private residences
    • general public administration
    • higher education - undergraduate and postgraduate
    • higher education - undergraduate

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