As a psychological assistant, it is your job to aid in the care of patients by working with a licensed psychologist. Your job description involves working closely with the psychologist to assess patients, conducting research, and handling paperwork, calls, and other forms of correspondence. You will be required to work closely with patients by answering inquiries, explaining different types of procedures to them, and conducting initial assessments.
You will be required to prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports utilizing DMH skills and ensure that all documentation complies with HIPAA guidelines. This role is great if you're trying to garner some experience and decide if becoming a psychologist is the right future career path for you.
Curating treatment plans, mental health diagnosis, psychological services, and crisis intervention skills are highly rated skills by employers and should be included in any great resume. Psychological assistants earn $30.22 an hour, which amounts to about $62,000 yearly. The minimum educational qualification is a bachelor's degree.