The small northeastern state of Vermont has a rich educational culture, and that culture extends to the field of psychology. There are a number of graduate programs and psychology schools within the state of Vermont for prospective students to consider. Statistics show that psychology has been an expanding field in Vermont in recent years, and as a result, it is a popular career path for new students.

Picking the right psychology school and graduate program is an important first step in a psychology career, and the search tool below can help locate viable options.

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An education is required to get started in psychology, but there is more to be done before an individual can start working in the state of Vermont. A psychology license is required to work in this field, and there are a number of steps that must be completed before a license will be issued.

Licensing for Psychologists in Vermont

When all of the work has been done and a license is in hand, a Vermont psychologist will be able to offer the following services, among others:

  • One-on-one therapy to diagnose and treat problems like anxiety or depression
  • Group therapy sessions which bring together people struggling with similar problems
  • Addiction treatment to help those fighting dependency on drugs or alcohol

Vermont Psychology Licensing

To obtain the license required to practice psychology in Vermont, individuals with the necessary experience and education will need to go through the Vermont Professional Regulation Board of Psychological Examiners. This board has established stringent requirements for acquiring a license.

The following steps are included in the licensure process:

Hold a degree in psychology at either the masters or doctorate level

Complete 4,000 hours of supervised practice

Take two exams

Submit the application, fees, and any supporting documents which are required

Licensing Exams to Become Vermont Psychologist

Two exams must be passed prior to receiving a license to practice psychology in Vermont. The Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology and the Jurisprudence exam both need to be completed successfully.

Vermont Recognized Psychology Specializations

  • School Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology

Specialization Requirements

  • Complete all of the necessary steps to hold a psychology license in Vermont, plus any additional education or training required for the specific specialization.

License Renewal

  • 60 hours of continuing education
Resources for Vermont Psychology Licensing

Psychologists in Vermont – Trends in Salary and Employment

Growth and Employment Rate for Psychologists in Vermont vs. Nationwide

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Vermont 5.5%

Psychologists, Other Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Vermont 16.1%

Number Clinical, Counseling, & School Psychologists and Psychologists, Other employed 2014

Nationwide 115,810

Vermont 450

Nationwide Averages vs. Vermont Earnings for Psychologists

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists   Psychologist , Other

Nationwide

Median Wage Annually

$68,900

 

$92,110

Vermont

Median Wage Annually

$51,360

 

$49,310

Vermont

Median Wage Hourly

$24.69

 

$23.71

Vermont

Lowest 10% yearly wage

$34,330

 

$40,310

Vermont

Highest 10% yearly wage

$82,820

 

$107,440

To learn more about psychology in Vermont, both at the educational and professional level, please take a moment to browse the helpful links below.

Vermont Psychology Resources