Work psychologist - Salary and Career
Psychologists and Psychoanalysts

Work 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 Work psychologist earn

A Work psychologist earns between $1.583 and $6.724 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.005 and a median salary of $2.600 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 1.789 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Work psychologist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.005 36.056 751 16
1º Quartile 1.583 18.996 396 8
Median Salary 2.600 31.200 650 14
3º Quartile 5.128 61.536 1.282 27
Higher Salary 6.724 80.688 1.681 35

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 Work psychologist

Psychologists and Psychoanalysts must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Work psychologist the most in the job market

    • temporary labor lease
    • hospital care activities
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • psychology and psychoanalysis activities
    • welfare services without accommodation
    • other professional, scientific and technical activities
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • construction of electricity distribution stations and networks
    • other teaching activities

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