Job Description for Psychometrist
A psychometrist uses their training and/or experience in psychology to specialize in tests and measurements. They may administer and score tests that evaluate the cognitive, behavioral, academic, neuropsychological, or emotional status of a patient. They accurately record responses and take note of any behaviors that could affect test results. Aside from testing, a psychometrist may also be responsible for building rapport with a patient and motivating them to participate in the tests, encouraging optimal results. It is not uncommon for a psychometrist to also perform clerical duties such as typing, billing and coding, and testing and procuring office supplies.Read More...
Psychometrists usually work indoors during regular business hours under the direct supervision of a clinical psychologist or neuropsychologist. The psychometrist's scores and measures may influence psychologists' decisions with a patient or support a research project. Psychometrists may be employed by clinical psychologists, private health groups, hospitals, or government organizations such as departments of correction or rehabilitation. Clients could include mental health patients, rehabilitation patients, test subjects belonging to a sample group, and others. Some employers may choose to categorize psychometrists; for example, there could be junior psychometrists who report to a lead psychometrist, responsible for training and overseeing them. There is little physical exertion for psychometrists; rather, there is usually prolonged sitting. Some small movements may be made during testing, such as bending and stretching.
The minimum educational requirement for a psychometrist is a bachelor's degree in psychology, though some employers require more education and/or experience.
- Conduct interviews and observe behaviors for selection and evaluation purposes.
- Write evaluation reports under supervision of Psychologist.
- Perform and score psychological testing of patients.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Psychometrists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $36K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $52K.
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