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Kaimātai Hinengaro

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Psychologists investigate, assess and work with people who have problems affecting their behaviour, thoughts and emotions, and help them to develop their potential. Organisational psychologists focus on recommending ways to improve workplaces. 


Trainee psychologists at district health boards usually earn

$51K-$56K per year

Senior psychologists with staff responsibilities usually earn

$94K-$116K per year

Source: Apex 2016-2019, New Zealand Psychological Society, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a psychologist are good due to a shortage of workers and increasing demand for their services.
A psychologist watching a young client trying food at a table

Psychologists may specialise in working with clients who are young or old

Last updated 12 July 2018