Need to start saving with a new ATS? Learn how to calculate the return on investment of your ATS Calculate ROI now

Psychologist job description

A Psychologist is a trained scientist specializing in studying the human mind to facilitate behavior change in clients. They employ their expertise to analyze and comprehend mental processes, providing effective guidance for individuals seeking psychological support and personal development.

Content Team
Content Team

Workable's content team brings its HR & employment expertise to Resources.

Refreshed on

May 24, 2023

Reviewed by

Eftychia Karavelaki

Senior Recruitment Manager


Use this Psychologist job description to advertise your vacancies and find qualified candidates. Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs

Psychologist responsibilities include:

  • Conducting routine patient check-ups to assess their health condition and discover possible issues
  • Giving appropriate advice for healthy habits and preventative actions to promote overall health
  • Reaching an informed diagnosis based on scientific knowledge and the patient’s medical history

Job brief

We are looking for a Psychologist to join our team and support the well-being of our patients. 

A Psychologist’s responsibilities include evaluating patients and gathering their history before diagnosing issues that need attention through the use of tests to develop a treatment plan to ensure the health and success of your patients. They will interview patients and perform diagnostic tests to get a clearer idea of their mental health issues. 

Ultimately, you will provide individual treatment options for people to understand themselves better while helping others identify ways to change their behaviors and alleviate problems in their lives.


  • Use knowledge of psychological theory and practice 
  • Help clients address mental health concerns or adjust their behaviors
  • Exhibit superior communication skills to uncover complicated mental health issues
  • Help individuals address underlying behavioral issues
  • Empathize with a wide range of people
  • Focus on the needs of your clients
  • Develop and recommend treatment plans based on patient needs and diagnosis
  • Provide referrals when necessary for additional care, evaluation, or treatment
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and other professionals to provide the best care possible

Requirements and skills

  • Must have experience working as a Psychologist or related field
  • Ability to pass a thorough background check
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Have strong working knowledge of diagnostic techniques 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • License eligible in your practicing jurisdiction
  • Doctoral degree from an accredited program in clinical or counseling psychology 

Frequently asked questions

Jump to section