Section 8. Direct Human Services - Other Psychological Subfields (Licensed)

There were 151 respondents in this category. The respondents are licensed, and are involved in the delivery of health/mental health services to client populations but are not in one of the three standard subfields (clinical, counseling or school psychology). The single largest proportion of these respondents identified health psychology as their major subfield (20%). Other fields included educational psychology and rehabilitation at 8% and 7% (respectively), and developmental psychology and neuroscience each at 5%. Four percent of the respondents claimed geropsychology and clinical neuropsychology each as their major subfield, while 3% each specialized in general/methods and systems, counseling, and industrial/organization psychology. Community psychology, behavioral medicine, cognitive psychology, pediatrics, and counselor education were each represented at 2%. Less than 2% of these respondents were from other subfield areas (e.g., business/management, experimental psychology, personality psychology).

Forty-six percent were employed in independent private practices (32% in individual practices and 14% in group practices). Twenty percent were located in hospitals, most of whom were in veteran's administration and public/private general hospitals. Outpatient clinics, CMHCs, and HMOs collectively employed about 7% of the respondents in this group. Eleven percent were employed in other human service settings such as rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, counseling/guidance centers, and special health services. Secondary schools, school district offices, and other pre-college educational settings employed about 6% of the respondents in this category. Although none of the respondents identified employment in universities, colleges, or professional schools, 3% did claim to work within a medical school settings. Similarly, 3% of the respondents claimed employment within the criminal justice system. Only 2% worked in a consulting firm, while 1% each were self-employed or worked in business/industry. Data for these psychologists are presented in Figure 8 and Table 8.

The overall median 11-12-month salary for licensed doctoral-level respondents in this category was $60,000 in 1997.

Table 8: Direct Human Service Positions (Licensed Only): Other Subfields of Psychology--Doctoral-level, 11-12-Month Salaries for Selected Settings: 1997

Figure 8: Direct Human Service Positions--Other Psychology-- (Licensed)--Doctoral Level