Should I Be a Clinical Psychologist?

This Quiz Can Tell You

Updated November 10, 2016

2. Think of someone you saw in recent days. Do you remember what color shirt that person was wearing?

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4. When you try to explain something to a friend, this is his or her expression:

8. How much time are you willing to spend in school after you graduate from high school?

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9. Are you willing to take a licensing exam?

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10. What is the lowest salary you would be willing to earn?

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Should I Be a Clinical Psychologist?

You got: Don't Become a Clinical Psychologist

I got Don't Become a Clinical Psychologist. Should I Be a Clinical Psychologist?
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The questions on this quiz assessed whether you would have success as a clinical psychologist. They looked at your soft skills and willingness to fulfill the educational requirements, and if the earnings are satisfactory. Your answers indicate you would not succeed in or enjoy working in this occupation.

Clinical psychologists must be service oriented, have excellent observational skills and be able to recognize when there is a problem. They need good listening and speaking skills, as well as other interpersonal skills. They must embrace incorporating new findings into their work.

To practice as a clinical psychologist, one has to earn a Ph.D. or Psy.D., which takes eight or nine years of study after high school, and pass a licensing exam. Median annual earnings are $70,580.

Instead of becoming a psychologist, look for a career that makes use of your strengths and has requirements you are willing to fulfill. Your earnings should also be acceptable.

Should I Be a Clinical Psychologist?

You got: Clinical Psychologist Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Clinical Psychologist Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice. Should I Be a Clinical Psychologist?
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Based on your answers to the questions on this quiz, you wouldn't make a good clinical psychologist. You don't have enough of the soft skills you need and may not be willing to fulfill all the educational requirements. You may not think the compensation is fair.

Clinical psychologists need good observational skills and the ability to recognize when there is a problem. They must be service oriented and have excellent listening and speaking skills, as well as other interpersonal skills. They must be good at incorporating new findings into their work.

Clinical psychologists need a Ph.D. or Psy.D. to practice. It will take eight or nine years of study after high school to earn one. One must also pass a licensing exam. The median annual salary is $70,580.

Look for a career that better utilizes your strengths and has requirements you are willing to fulfill. You should also feel the earnings are acceptable.

Should I Be a Clinical Psychologist?

You got: You Might Make a Good Clinical Psychologist

I got You Might Make a Good Clinical Psychologist. Should I Be a Clinical Psychologist?
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The questions on this quiz were meant to determine if you have the soft skills you need to be a clinical psychologist. It also looked at whether you are willing to fulfill the educational requirements and think the compensation is adequate. According to your answers, this occupation is very likely a good match, although it isn't a perfect one. You should figure out what you are missing before you move forward.

Clinical psychologists must be service oriented, have excellent observational skills and be able to recognize when there is a problem. Interpersonal skills, including listening and speaking skills, are essential. They must be able to incorporate new findings into their work.

You will need to spend eight or nine years, in college and graduate school, earning a Ph.D. or Psy.D. Then you will have to pass a licensing exam. Median annual earnings are $70,580.

Learn more about this occupation before you make a decision. Read job descriptions and conduct informational interviews.

Should I Be a Clinical Psychologist?

You got: You Were Born to Be a Clinical Psychologist

I got You Were Born to Be a Clinical Psychologist. Should I Be a Clinical Psychologist?
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Congratulations! It looks like you made a wise choice. According to your answers, you have almost all, if not all, the soft skills clinical psychologists need and you are willing to fulfill the educational requirements. You also find the salary acceptable.

Clinical psychologists must be service oriented. They need excellent verbal communication and listening skills as well as other interpersonal skills. They must be observant and able to recognize problems. They need the ability to incorporate new findings into their work.

To become a clinical psychologist, you will have to spend between eight or nine years earning a Ph.D. or Psy.D. Then you will have to pass a licensing exam. Median annual earnings are $70,580.

Even though the results of this quiz show that psychologist is a good career choice for you, it is important to learn all you can about it before you move forward. Look at job descriptions and conduct informational interviews with people who currently work in this field.

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