Graduates’ Employment & Licensing

WSPP Graduates have had no difficulty finding employment. Many are working in private practices. Many others are in hospitals, forensic and correctional settings, schools, and other health facilities.

 

WSPP Graduates’ Primary Employment
Private Practice
32%
Other Health Facilities
17%
Forensic & Corrections
10%
Hospitals
27%
Schools
15%

As might be expected, the highest paid and greatest range of jobs in psychology are available to doctoral graduates. Although the number of doctoral graduates has at least doubled over the past 12 years, the demand continues to meet the supply. Furthermore, unemployment and underemployment rates for doctoral psychologists are slightly below the average for other scientists and engineers. Few drop out of the field.
A doctoral degree in clinical psychology prepares students for a wide variety of specialties within the field, including forensic, child/adolescent, geropsychology, behavioral medicine, and health psychology.

Licensing
Graduates of WSPP are qualified to take the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) and the examination given by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services for licensure as Psychologist in Wisconsin. A large number of graduates are listed in the National Register of Health Service Pyschologists and we have graduates licensed in numbers states including Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, California, and Florida where licensing requirements are most rigorous.