Careers & Employability

Psychology is one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand professions in the UK, with an estimated 750,000 people employed in a psychology-related job in the UK. According to statistics, 1 in 4 individuals of the UK’s population deal with long-term or short-term mental health conditions; this makes mental health a crucial sector in the UK job market.

    Trainee clinical psychologists start at £32,306 (Band 6) of the NHS Agenda for Change. More experienced psychologists can earn between £47,126 and £63,862. Consultant-level clinical psychologist roles typically range from £65,664 to £90,387.
    Psychiatrists are trained in diagnosing and treating various mental illnesses and their physical aspects. In the UK, to become a Psychiatrist, you must have a degree in medicine, have a two-year general training program, and a three-year Psychiatry training. Psychiatrists in the UK can make an average salary of £93,730 a year.
    Industrial/Organizational Psychologist – Industrial/organizational psychologists are tasked with improving work performance and the workplace environment. Industrial/organizational psychologists can make more than £80,000.
    Neuro Psychologists are specialized in brain and nerve-related injuries. Neuro Psychologists can make, on average, £55,575 per year.
    Child Psychologists help diagnose and treat psychological disorders in children and focus on children’s development. Child Psychologists make an average of £49,500 per year
    Clinical Psychologists help in diagnosing and treating mental disorders. Clinical psychologists in the UK can earn an average of £48,711 per year.
    Forensic Psychologists combine the study of psychology and criminal behaviour; forensic psychologists work within the justice system to aid in criminal investigations. In the UK, forensic psychologists make £48,644 a year on average.
    Military psychologists are tasked with maintaining the psychological welfare of the troops as well as diagnosing and treating psychological issues. Military psychologists can make an average of £44,565 a year.