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Employment in NJ

Average NJ Salary

Educational Requirement

Education Level

Psychologists Psychologists study human behavior and mental processes by observing, interpreting and recording how people relate to each other in the environment. $96,200 Master’s degree, Ph.D in Psychology or a Doctor of Psychology degree. 1 year internship as part of the doctoral program. Doctoral Degree in Psychology from an accredited program
Psychiatrist Psychiatrists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. They provide a wide range of biological, psychotherapeutic and psychosocial treatments tailed to the specific needs of the patient. $212,560 To become a psychiatrist, you must first hold a medical degree. Once you earn a MD, you must enter a residency program in psychiatry. 4 years of residency training, of which 3 are in psychiatry. Medical Degree (MD)
Rehabilitation Counselor Rehabilitation counselors help people deal with the personal, social and vocational effects of disabilities. They counsel people with disabilities resulting from birth defects, illness or disease or accidents. $45,060 Most employers require a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling or a related field. Some employers prefer to hire licensed rehabilitation counselors. Master’s degree and/or license
Social Worker Social workers are skilled professionals who help individuals, groups or communities to restore or enhance their capacity for social functioning. $56,080 Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field such as psychology or sociology. Bachelors, Master’s degree in social work (preferred).
Special Education Teachers Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional and physical disabilities. Special education teachers asses students’ knowledge and skills, develop transition plans to meet the needs of special education students. $53,220 Bachelor’s degree and a state issue certification or license. Bachelor’s degree