There is no lack of resources in the state of Oklahoma. The state happens to be the third largest producer of natural gas and the fifth largest producer of petroleum. Oklahoma has large industries in aviation, food processing and electronics. The state even has a strong hold on the agricultural sector as being the fifth biggest producer of wheat in the entire nation. Around 25% of the children in Oklahoma live in poverty. Approximately 61% of children in the state have both parents as full time employees. The educational level of children indicates that over 73% of children are unable to read and 66.5% cannot do mathematics at their grade level.
After realizing such facts, there is an increased effort being made by the state authorities to improve the health, well being and development of children. This is why candidates are getting admissions in adolescent psychology programs to be psychologists of the future. Today’s generation will be the economy builders of tomorrow as to aid the state to grow and develop in the future. Adolescent psychology education is offered at varying levels and by many psychology schools and colleges. One could earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology to attain basic knowledge of concepts and principles of psychology to apply them while working at various positions in firms and hospitals. However, the more popular qualification is the doctorate degree. With a doctoral degree one might gain the ability to design diagnostic techniques through communication and also approaches to treat children in private clinics and hospitals.
The average income earned by child psychologists in Oklahoma state was $47,200 in 2011. There is an expected 11% rise in the demand for such professionals in the coming future. The largest employer in the health care industry is Integris Baptist Medical Center with 10,000 employees (acinet.org). Other areas to join as a professional might be child health care centers, hospitals and educational institutes.
Additional reading: Psychologist license and education requirements in Oklahoma.