Psychologists are experts in human behaviour, closely studying and analysing the processes that relate to how people think and feel.

As a Psychologist, you’ll deliver treatment and counselling to alleviate your client's behavioural and psychological issues and promote positive health and wellbeing. You will have the opportunity to select a specialisation and work children, adults, and organisations. 

The average salary of a Psychologist is $77,766 per annum.

Average salary
$77,766 P/A

Source: (October 2017)
Min average salary
$69,280 P/A

Source: (October 2017)
Max average salary
$86,687 P/A

Source: (October 2017)
Job growth

Projection: 8% more Psychologists employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to 2015)

Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as a Psychologist are:

  • VIC: 33.3%
  • QLD: 21%
  • NSW: 19.6%

Key skills required
  • Interested in people and human behaviour
  • Able to solve problems
  • An inquisitive mind
  • Emotional maturity and empathy for others
  • Patient and perceptive
  • Good oral and written communication skills


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