Psychologist, Educational



Minimum B.A. (Psychology)

Minimum 3-8 years of experience

The tasks a Psychologist, Educational is expected to perform include:

Investigating the processes of learning and teaching and developing psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems to foster the intellectual, social and emotional development of individuals

Conducting experiments to study the importance of motivation in learning, implications of transfer of training in teaching and the nature and causes of individual differences in mental abilities

Promoting differentiated educational procedures to meet the individual needs of students

Analyzing the characteristics and adjustment needs of superior and inferior students

Recommending educational programmes to promote maximum adjustment

Formulating achievements, diagnostic and predictive tests to aid teachers in planning methods and the content of instruction

Administering standardized tests to diagnose disabilities and difficulties among students and to develop special methods of remedial instruction

Investigating the traits and attitudes of teachers to study conditions that contribute to or detract from the optimal mental health of teachers

Studying the effects of teachers' feelings and attitudes upon pupils and the characteristics of successful teachers to aid school administrators in the selection and adjustment of teachers

Collaborating with education specialists in developing curriculum content and methods of organizing and conducting classroom work

Knowledge of the assessment and treatment of behavioural and affective disorders

Skilled in conducting research and preparing reports on the same

Knowledge of techniques needed to enhance social and emotional behaviour

Skilled in conducting social surveys and experiments

Ability to deduce ways to form the best curriculum for students

Skilled in analyzing students and understanding their needs

Ability to keep updated with the latest terminologies, methodologies and concepts

Not applicable

Good communication skills

Interpersonal skills

Analytical bend of mind

Critical thinking




It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Schools usually work for 5/6 days a week and 6/7 hours everyday. This may vary from school to school

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

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

For freshers - INR 25,000 to INR 37,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

Employment opportunities are estimated to grow between 10 and 20%, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Opportunities are especially on the rise for those with a graduate/masters degree. The increased demand for psychological services in hospitals, schools, social service agencies, mental health centres, substance abuse treatment clinics and private companies is expected to drive the need for more trained psychologists. The growing awareness among parents and schools about how students' mental health and behavioural problems such as bullying, attention deficit disorders etc. can affect learning has increased the demand for psychologists in the past decade. A plethora of job opportunities are available in the public as well as private sector. Therefore, the career of a Psychologist, Educational has a bright future in India and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Government and private schools

Government and private colleges/institutions

Cities and towns across India