Other Psychologists includes jobs like Counselling Psychologist and Sport Psychologist.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Collects data about clients and assesses their cognitive, behavioural and emotional functioning.
    • Administers and interprets diagnostic tests and formulates plans for treatment.
    • Develops, administers and evaluates individual and group treatment programmes.
    • Consults with other professionals on details of cases and treatment plans.

    All Psychologists and Psychotherapists

    • $1,857 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Other Psychologists

    • 1,200 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 52% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 42 hours Average full-time
    • 41 years Average age
    • 79% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Psychologists (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 1,000 in 2011 to 1,200 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Other Psychologists work in many parts of Australia. Victoria has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Education and Training; and Public Administration and Safety.
    • Full-time: Around half work full-time (52%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 41 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 79% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Health Care and Social Assistance53.3
    Education and Training29.3
    Public Administration and Safety11.5
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3.3
    Other Industries2.6

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateOther PsychologistsAll Jobs Average
    NSW25.831.6
    VIC46.625.6
    QLD12.020.0
    SA3.47.0
    WA8.010.8
    TAS1.12.0
    NT0.41.0
    ACT2.71.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther PsychologistsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.2-5.05.0
    20-243.4-9.39.3
    25-3428.5-22.922.9
    35-4425.2-22.022.0
    45-5416.0-21.621.6
    55-5910.1-9.09.0
    60-647.0-6.06.0
    65 and Over9.6-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationOther PsychologistsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate75.2-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree23.7-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma0.3-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV0.0-21.121.1
    Year 120.8-18.118.1
    Year 110.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below0.0-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Psychologists who are caring, compassionate, empathetic and work well in a team.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Therapy and Counseling

      99% Skill level

      Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

    2. Psychology

      97% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

    3. Customer and Personal Service

      89% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    4. Sociology and Anthropology

      73% Skill level

      Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

    5. English Language

      66% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Face-to-Face Discussions

      100% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    2. Indoors, Heat Controlled

      99% Important

      How often do you work indoors with access to heating or cooling?

    3. Freedom to Make Decisions

      98% Important

      How much freedom do you have to make decision on your own?

    4. Electronic Mail

      98% Important

      How often do you use electronic mail?

    5. Telephone

      97% Important

      How often do you talk on the telephone?

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