If you find human psychology interesting, the career as a psychologist might actually be something for you. But what does a psychologist actually do?
In this article, we will explore the actual work contents of a day as a psychologist.
What does a psychologist do?
A psychologist performs the following activities as part of their job
- Listens to a mental health patient in private sessions
- Communicates with the patient to reach and understand the core of the issue
- Analyzes the mental and emotional thought life of the mental health patient
- Employs different ways of methods of psychotherapy and talk therapy
- Gives advice and tools for the patient to employ
- Prepares a plan for the healing of the patient
- Follows up on the healing plan with tools and methods such as therapy and medication
A psychologist can also work in a private practive, as a consultant, be in research or education, or work in a private company to analyze and evaluate communication and marketing initiatives.
How to become a psychologist
For more information, see how to become a psychologist.
- What do practising psychologists do? (APA.org)
- Psychologist (Wikipedia)
- What does a psychologist do? (Careerexplorer)
- 20 different types of psychologists (verywellmind.com)