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19-3039.03 - Clinical Neuropsychologists

Assess and diagnose patients with neurobehavioral problems related to acquired or developmental disorders of the nervous system, such as neurodegenerative disorders, traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, and learning disabilities. Recommend treatment after diagnosis, such as therapy, medication, or surgery. Assist with evaluation before and after neurosurgical procedures, such as deep brain stimulation.

Sample of reported job titles: Aviation Neuropsychologist, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychology Medical Consultant, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Staff Psychologist

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Tasks

  • Compare patients' progress before and after pharmacologic, surgical, or behavioral interventions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct neuropsychological evaluations such as assessments of intelligence, academic ability, attention, concentration, sensorimotor function, language, learning, and memory. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Consult with other professionals about patients' neurological conditions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Design or implement rehabilitation plans for patients with cognitive dysfunction. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Diagnose and treat conditions involving injury to the central nervous system, such as cerebrovascular accidents, neoplasms, infectious or inflammatory diseases, degenerative diseases, head traumas, demyelinating diseases, and various forms of dementing illnesses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Diagnose and treat neural and psychological conditions in medical and surgical populations, such as patients with early dementing illness or chronic pain with a neurological basis. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Diagnose and treat pediatric populations for conditions such as learning disabilities with developmental or organic bases. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Diagnose and treat psychiatric populations for conditions such as somatoform disorder, dementias, and psychoses. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Distinguish between psychogenic and neurogenic syndromes, two or more suspected etiologies of cerebral dysfunction, or between disorders involving complex seizures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Educate and supervise practicum students, psychology interns, or hospital staff. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Establish neurobehavioral baseline measures for monitoring progressive cerebral disease or recovery. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify and communicate risks associated with specific neurological surgical procedures, such as epilepsy surgery. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Interview patients to obtain comprehensive medical histories. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Participate in educational programs, in-service training, or workshops to remain current in methods and techniques. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide education or counseling to individuals and families. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide psychotherapy, behavior therapy, or other counseling interventions to patients with neurological disorders. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in neuropsychology. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Write or prepare detailed clinical neuropsychological reports, using data from psychological or neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct observations, or interviews. See more occupations related to this task.

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Technology Skills

  • Analytical or scientific software — IBM SPSS Statistics Hot technology ; Noldus Information Technology The Observer; Statistical software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Calendar and scheduling software — Scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Database software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Medical software — BrainTrain Captain's Log; Patient electronic medical record EMR software; Psychological testing software; The Tova Company Test of Variables of Attention (see all 11 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word Hot technology See more occupations related to this technology.

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Tools Used

  • Cognitive or dexterity or perceptual or sensory evaluation or testing products — Auditory stimulation equipment; Block pattern sets; Visual stimulation test equipment; Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (see all 6 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electromyography EMG units or accessories — Facial electromyography equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Galvanic or faradic stimulators — Skin conductance testing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers — Computer laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Respiratory monitoring kits or its accessories — Respiration measurement equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Therapeutic pegboards or activity boards — Pegboards See more occupations related to this tool.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Diagnose neural or psychological disorders. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Attend conferences or workshops to maintain professional knowledge. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Counsel clients on mental health or personal achievement. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Administer standardized physical or psychological tests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collect information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with clients to discuss treatment plans or progress. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Design psychological or educational treatment procedures or programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct medical science or healthcare programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establish standards for medical care. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate treatment options to guide medical decisions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Instruct college students in social sciences or humanities disciplines. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor clients to evaluate treatment progress. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Credentials

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wage data for Psychologists, All Other.
Employment data for Psychologists, All Other.
Industry data for Psychologists, All Other.

Median wages (2020) $50.86 hourly, $105,780 annual
State wages
Local wages
 
Employment (2020) 55,200 employees
Projected growth (2020-2030) Slower than average (1% to 5%) Slower than average (1% to 5%)
Projected job openings (2020-2030) 3,700
State trends
 
Top industries (2020)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 wage data external site and 2020-2030 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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