While people often imagine psychologists working in a private office as a therapist, this represents just a portion of what psychologists do and where they work. A number of factors can influence work settings, including the type of degree held, specialty area, and the sector of employment. So where else are psychologists employed? Hospitals, doctors offices, universities, government agencies, private corporations, K-12 schools, mental health clinics, rehabilitation centers, community centers, and private practice are just a few common work settings.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 34 percent of all psychologists were self-employed in 2010. That same year, 20 percent worked in healthcare settings and 29 percent worked in educational settings.
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