Career Outlook for Clinical Psychologists

Your Future as a Clinical Psychologist

“Becoming a psychologist is a calling—it’s a lifelong devotion to helping others and making a difference in this world.” —Stacey Lambert, PsyD, Vice-President, Academic Affairs; Chair, Clinical Psychology Department



Job growth for Clinical Psychologists is on the rise! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment is projected to grow by 10% from 2020-2030.

The Clinical Psychology PsyD curriculum will prepare you for multiple roles and a wide variety of future opportunities. You will have the skills and the tools you need for a successful career that will grow and evolve with you over time as you pursue your deepest personal and professional goals.

As a graduate of the doctoral program, you will be highly qualified to start your career with valuable knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Research
  • Ethical and legal standards
  • Individual and cultural diversity
  • Professional values and attitudes
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Supervision
  • Consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills

Our Alumni

Our alumni have built successful careers in hospitals, community mental health centers, specialized treatment and service agencies, forensic settings, schools, independent practices, and in public service. They serve as clinicians, supervisors, program directors, consultants, teachers and administrators in major health and mental health agencies throughout New England and across the country.

Here is a sampling of organizations where our graduates can be found making a difference.

  • Aurora Counseling Services
  • Autism Care Partners
  • Beth Israel Lahey Health
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • CBT and Wellness Center
  • Child and Family Associates of Greater Washington
  • Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center at Tufts University
  • Duke University Hospital
  • Home for Little Wanderers
  • Human Relations Service
  • Lynn Community Health Center
  • Lynn Public Schools
  • Mass General Brigham
  • McLean Hospital
  • Neuropsych Assessments of Greater Boston
  • New England Psychological Assessment Center
  • Private Practice
  • Seven Hills Behavioral Health Center
  • Taunton Public Schools
  • United States Navy
  • US Army
  • VA Medical Center
  • Wediko Children's Services
  • Wellpath, Inc.

Glavielinys Cruz“The Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience and Latino Mental Health concentrations enriched my clinical skills and prepared me for the work I currently engage in with my diverse patients at Lynn Community Health Center. I currently work with children and adolescents as well as adults of all ages. The preparation I received through the doctoral program at WJC has allowed me to successfully work in a very busy community health setting and successfully offer patient-centered care.”

Glavielinys Cruz, PsyD, Site Manager and Lead BH Clinician at Lynn Community Health Center, Clinical Psychology PsyD, Latino Mental Health, and CFAR graduate

Salary Guide

According to,  a Clinical Licensed Psychologist can earn between $88,954-$131,099. We encourage you to do your own research on or the Bureau of Labor Statistics to explore salary expectations for your geographical region and industry.

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Career Services at William James College

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