in the Life
environments vary by subfield and place of employment. For example,
clinical, school, and counseling psychologists in private practice
frequently have their own offices and set their own hours. However, they
usually offer evening and weekend hours to accommodate their clients.
Those employed in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care
facilities may work shifts that include evenings and weekends, and those
who work in schools and clinics generally work regular daytime hours.
Most psychologists in government and industry have structured schedules.
Psychologists employed as
faculty by colleges and universities divide their time between teaching
and research and also may have administrative responsibilities; many
have part-time consulting practices.
psychologists work as part of a team, consulting with other
psychologists and professionals. Many experience pressures because of
deadlines, tight schedules, and overtime. Their routine may be
interrupted frequently. Travel may be required in order to attend
conferences or conduct research.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.