Children Psychologist

About the job:

What you do

As a Children Psychologist, you talk to children with emotional and psychological problems. You ask them questions, listen attentively to their responses and try to understand their problems. A part of your job is to find proper treatments for children with these problems.

The tough stuff

As a Children Psychologist, you will have to:

  • Maintain professional boundaries, no matter how emotionally compelling the child's case is
The cool stuff

As a Children Psychologist, you may get to:

  • Help children and their families lead happier lives
  • Work in different settings, such as Hospitals or Schools
Typical work hours
  • 35-40 hours per week

As a Children Psychologist, you usually work regular hours. But if you work on your own in a private practice, you set your own work hours.

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Biology
  • Psychology
Best high school track(s)
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Communicating your ideas in writing
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Originality
  • Fluency of ideas
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • In most cases, you need a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology to start career as a Psychologist. You also need practical experience and a Master’s degree if you want to get a job at a well-reputed organization.
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

If you love to hang out with, play and work with kids, you will love this career path. Antoinette is our guest, and she tells us about her lifelong dream to be a children psychologist. Shaping the lives of the future generation is rewarding and awesome, and watching this video will inspire you to do the same with your career.


Ever since she was a teenager, Antoinette wanted to get into psychology.  Here parent were against it, but she insisted because she liked to know people and to help them.

Her position today is a behavioral psychologist, which is a branch in psychology focused on studying and changing people’s behaviors, actions, and emotions through various techniques.

She works at Al Rahma school with kids who have learning disabilities. She helps them with basic skills to cope and integrate into society.