Do you have an interest in the child psychology profession? Nebraska has more than thirty private, public and state colleges and universities to begin studying psychology. The higher educational institutions are Bellevue, Creighton, University of Nebraska, Northeast Community College and Grace University. Considered as one of the lowest paying states in the U.S., the median annual pay is $56,000 (Psychology Degree Guide). The education institutions offer programs for students to receive associates, bachelors, masters, PhD degrees and certificate training.
For higher education in child psychology field the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and the University of Nebraska – Omaha are the best selection of schools with undergraduate and graduate psychology programs. Students may select from various programs offered at the Lincoln campus: Major in Psychology, Education Specialist in Psychology, Master in Educational Psychology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology. The Omaha campus offers the following programs: Bachelor of Arts and Science in Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Master in Counseling, Master in Psychology, Masters in Counseling and Masters in Psychology. The Lincoln campus has eighteen programs in psychology and the Omaha campus has over twenty-five psychology programs offered to students.
There is a shortage of psychiatrists and psychologist in Nebraska. Students should explore the psychology fields for education and employment. Professionals in the state are presently pushing to pass through legislation the ability for psychologists to become primary care providers in the state. This can lead to economic growth in the state for psychology professionals.
Nebraska has job opportunities for child psychologists in the clinical, school institutions and counseling areas. The average income for a psychologist in Nebraska is nearly $63,000 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). The annual income is lower in less populated cities. Because Nebraska has a loan forgiveness program for graduates in the mental health fields if certain requirements are met, students should consider the opportunities. Graduates are forgiven of educational loans if they work in communities that are under served.