From the start, we are already behind countries like China and Japan. What they do in 12 months, we have to do in 9.
This is the foundation for the continually increasing salaries of educational psychologists. In America, we need better efficiency in the process of creating educated and highly capable students, and ultimately, workforce. Our future simply depends on the success of educational psychologists to create a better understanding of the best practices in creating educational curriculum, educational technologies, classroom management, assessment techniques, and organizational learning.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the school psychologists working in Elementary and Secondary Schools earned a median annual wage of $72,710 in May 2014.
As the effects of a global economy become more prevalent in America, the necessity for advancing our educational practices will lead to evolving hiring and compensation practices in the most vital positions effecting the quality of America's educational system.
Currently, the outlook for psychologists and psychology-related jobs is good. The BLS predicts employment of psychologists to grow by 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is as fast as the national average for all occupations.
If you are interested in applying an educational psychology background to a number of available career options, consider pursuing a Master's degree or a PhD in a educational psychology.