Hospital psychologist - Salary and Career
Psychologists and Psychoanalysts

Hospital 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 Hospital psychologist earn

A Hospital psychologist earns between $1.938 and $6.489 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.214 and a median salary of $3.000 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 1.963 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Hospital psychologist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.214 38.572 804 18
1º Quartile 1.938 23.259 485 11
Median Salary 3.000 36.000 750 17
3º Quartile 4.949 59.385 1.237 28
Higher Salary 6.489 77.868 1.622 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 Hospital psychologist

Psychologists and Psychoanalysts must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Hospital psychologist the most in the job market

    • hospital care activities
    • service activities in emergency room and hospital units for emergency care
    • health management support activities
    • health plans
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • outpatient medical activity restricted to consultations
    • temporary labor lease
    • occupational therapy activities
    • other human health care activities

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