Clinical Psychologist


Child Psychologist

Minimum Bachelor?s (BA or BS) in Psychology

Preferably minimum 6 months of internship required

The tasks a Psychologist is expected to perform include:

Studying mental, emotional and cognitive characteristics of human beings and determining principles which govern human behaviour

Investigating factors that affect thought and conduct of human beings, and growth and development of individual personality characteristics such as heredity, cultural and economic environments, etc.

Dealing with psychological problems involved in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness, emotional and personality disorders

Conducting personal interviews or examining individuals to determine their maladjustment and suggesting corrective measures

Developing psychological tests and experiments designed to measure mental characteristics of human beings

Administering psychological and other tests to evaluate and measure an individual?s intelligence, aptitude, ability, interests and other personal characteristics

Formulating methods to train gifted or physically and mentally handicapped persons and children

Skilled in assessing client/patient behaviour

Familiar with the techniques of concise writing

Knowledge of research methods like experimental and observational methods, survey and sampling techniques, etc.

Detailed knowledge of principles of psychometric measurement, questionnaire design and how to develop other measurement tools

In-depth knowledge of behavioural theories and their application

Familiar with theories of social communication and the potential sources of interpersonal conflict

Knowledge of different types of personality, interests, learning and motivation

Skilled in assessing and treating behavioural and affective disorders

Knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions and for career counselling and guidance

Not applicable

Attention to detail

Good communication and analytical skills


Problem-solving skills


Decision-making ability

Active listening






It is a desk job

Need to handle a team of medical staff

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 hours every day. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system is available Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), One Arm (OA), One Leg and One Arm (OLA), Both Legs (BL) handicapped, Walking (W) disabilities, Both Arms (BA) handicapped, Both Legs and One Arm (BLOA) handicapped and those with Both Legs and Arms (BLA) handicapped

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers - 20,000 to 40,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Healthcare Sector in India

According to IBEF, the Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The Indian Healthcare sector grew from US$ 45 billion in 2008 to US$ 81 billion in 2014, and is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020. This, along with the increasing awareness and spending capacity of the Indian middle class, presents the healthcare and medical sector with a great boost in the future.

The career of a Clinical Psychologist is becoming popular in India, and more and more employment is being generated especially in schools and colleges. This profession offers great remuneration, and also a great growth because of increasing demand in the country. Psychologists are also in demand abroad. All of this makes the profession of a Psychologist a good and viable option in India.


Schools and colleges


Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Various private and government institutes across India

Will be updated