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Psychologists and Psychology Practices

SIC 8049  |  NAICS 621330

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Psychologists, Social Workers & Marriage Counseling  (view report)
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinics  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research reports and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

American Psychological Association
Information resources available from this association include:

Center For Workforce Studies
Comprehensive resource library provides an in-depth look at the psychology profession, with topics covered in CWS publications including participant demographics, education, employment characteristics, salaries, career development, job satisfaction, and employment outlook. All information is available free online.

APA Member Profiles
Annual study provides a profile of member characteristics, with information provided including demographic (e.g., gender, race, age, and region), education (e.g., highest degree earned, years since degree), major field (e.g., health service, research, and other), and employment characteristics (employment and licensure status, work setting, and work activities). Current and prior profiles can be downloaded and viewed online.

American Psychological Association Services, Inc.
Business of Practice
"Business of Practice" section provides an extensive selection of practice management tools and resources for psychology practices, with topics addressed in this section including business management, practice development, financial management, electronic records, technology, HIPAA compliance, and legal and regulatory issues. Selected items can be viewed free online with the remainder available to members only.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Psychologists
Information provided for professionals included in this occupational category (e.g., clinical, counseling, and school, industrial-organizational, and all other psychologists) includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Psychologists  Search for "621330"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level including:
Sample customizable reports that allow users to compare their company to industry financial ratios on a national and metro area basis are available free online.

RMA Annual Statement Studies
Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)  Search for "621330"
Annual financial statement analysis includes common-size income statements and balance sheets and key financial ratios for mental health professionals included in this health care sector (e.g., psychologists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, and social workers). Report includes five years of historical data with the most recent year's data broken out by sales and assets size range. Sample report can be viewed online.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
SIOP Income Survey
Triennial survey provides current and historical income data for industrial and organizational psychologists by age, gender, highest degree attained, years of work experience, employment setting, job title, certifications, ownership status, and geographic location. Current and prior surveys can be downloaded and viewed online.

American Psychological Association
Center For Workforce Studies - Salaries in Psychology
Comprehensive salary survey provides compensation data for full-time psychologists who are employed, self-employed, or operate an independent practice, with survey data reported by highest degree attained, job position, employment setting, median years in practice, gender, race and ethnicity, and geographic region. Complete survey report including figures, tables, references, and appendices can be viewed free online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Mental Health Practitioners
Annual occupational employment and wages survey provides hourly and annual wage data for psychologists included in this occupational category (e.g., clinical, counseling, and school, industrial-organizational, and all other psychologists) on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with statistical measures for national data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

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