Tuesday, November 3, 2009

US News & World Report

Hi everyone!

My practicum site supervisor just passed this interesting article along, which named School Psychology as one of 2009's Best Careers. GO US! The criteria for this list of careers are "jobs with the best outlook in this recessionary economy (and beyond), the highest rates of job satisfaction, the least difficult training necessary, the most prestige, and the highest pay." I'm not sure if I agree with the low difficulty training piece, but the article is an interesting interpretation of what we will be doing (as are the readers' responses). Check it out! What are your reactions about this summary of the field of School Psych? Thoughts?




  1. My initial reaction after reading this was happy and annoyed. Obviously I am happy there will be positions available for us when we graduate and that our career outlook is positive. It is also clear the media and probably the general public have no idea what we do in terms of the old vs. new model. However, this was a national article and not state specific, so I may be forgetting Illinois is more progressive than other states.

  2. I also wanted to note that both the Chicago Trib and Sun Times came out with their list of top schools in the Chicagoland area. The Sun Times has a Top 100 for elementary, middle, and high schools. The Trib has one for grades 3-8 and one for high schools. These rankings are based on state achievement tests.