Early Career Development Resources
Making the Transition
- Family and Parenting Challenges: Early Career Psychologists in Academic Settings (PDF, 697KB)
Unique challenges that early career psychologists face also coincide with early adult life, including: balancing multiple demands, writing and obtaining grants, finding the right place to work and defining a career path.
- What I Wish I Had Known about Leadership When I Received My Doctorate
Balance your workload, seek multiple mentors and other tips from the Committee on Early Career Psychologists.
- List of Salary Surveys from APA's Center for Workforce Studies (CWS)
Faculty salaries in graduate departments, APA member profiles and more information about salary distribution for psychologists.
- Data Listing on Education and Employment from APA's CWS
Tables profiling the demographic, educational and employment characteristics of APA members.
How many psychologists are licensed in the United States?
Estimates from APA's Center for Workforce Studies.
Adapting to change: New models of practice and training
There are four major areas of change that are important for graduate students to be informed about.
Step 1: Preparing for Licensure
What you need to know to get started on obtaining a license to practice psychology.
Licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction.Here you will find resources that provide general information.
Commission on Accreditation 2014 Self-Study Instructions: Internship Training Program
Notes about "accredited, on contingency" applications for internship and postdoctoral residency programs.
APA's Practice Directorate provides resources and services for practicing psychologists in all settings.
The mission of Practice Central is to advance and protect psychologists' ability to practice.
Practice Update E-newsletter
Learn more about APAPO recent activities, state-based health insurance exchanges, and research on stress and physical health.
APA Approved Practice Guidelines
Practice guidelines and related criteria as APA policy in such areas as multicultural practice, child custody evaluations and treatment of gay, lesbian and bisexual clients.
State and Provincial Psychological Associations
Association directory for U.S. states and territories.
Subscribe to the Practice Listserv®
Communicate with other psychologists and get important information regarding pending federal legislation, upcoming events or timely updates on other important matters.
- Surviving and Thriving in Academia
A guide for women and ethnic minorities choosing and pursuing careers in academic environments.
- Women in Academe: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
A review of the status of women holding master's and doctorate degrees by the Women's Programs Office.
- Psychologists as Educators
How psychologists raise professional and public awareness about caregiving's varied challenges and caregivers' diverse needs.
- Education and Careers in Psychology
Check out the PsycCareers portal to post or search for jobs in psychology.
- Interesting Careers in Psychology: Nonacademic Careers for Research-Trained Psychologists
Why a faculty position at a college or university is not the only career option for psychologists.
- APA Science Directorate
The directorate's mission is to communicate, facilitate, promote and represent psychological science and scientists.