Careers for Psychologists

Choose a Thriving Career as a Clinical Psychologist!

The demand for psychologists in a variety of environments has been increasing steadily—and employment in this sector will only continue to grow over the next decade and beyond. AUSB’s Doctor of Clinical Psychology program prepares graduates to serve their clients in traditional settings or specialize in Family Forensics and Systems Psychology, a rapidly expanding niche that offers a wealth of opportunities.

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Career Settings

Most of our graduates become licensed clinical psychologists who provide essential therapeutic and diagnostic services to a diverse population of individuals, families, and groups in a range of settings:

  • Government agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Private practice
  • Hospitals & clinics
  • Research institutions
  • Schools & universities
  • Correctional facilities
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Job Responsibilities

AUSB’s PsyD students learn and practice the professional skills to assess, diagnose, and treat an array of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, using many approaches, such as:

  • Assessments
  • Therapy
  • Supervision
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Forensic Consultation
  • Policy and Program Development
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Family Forensics

Forensic psychologists are highly sought after as experts who provide advocacy, intervention, and psychological assessment for the families that are increasingly involved in the justice system, including:

  • Child custody
  • Family violence
  • Alternative families
  • Elder law
  • Family businesses
  • Victims’ advocacy
  • Expert testimony

Job Statistic iconFrom 2012 to 2022, employment in the general psychology field is projected to increase by 12%, with demand for clinical psychologists growing by 11%. Overall, candidates with a doctoral or specialist degree and post-doctoral work experience will have the best job opportunities. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

For a complete list of AUSB graduates’ specific employment sites, navigate to PsyD Student Outcomes and select “Employment.”

Annual mean wage of psychologists, by state, May 2014


Chart from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Your success as a Clinical Psychologist starts with Antioch University Santa Barbara’s PsyD program – learn more about this innovative degree today!