Examining careers in sport psychology: Who is working and who is making money?


Can psychologists earn a living working in sport psychology? The authors surveyed all professional members of American Psychological Association Division 47 and the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology regarding their income and work in sport psychology. Four hundred and thirty-three individuals responded. Sport scientists were more likely to be working in academic settings and had incomes consistent with psychologists in academia. Sport scientists in applied settings were less successful financially. Clinical and counseling psychologists in applied settings were supplementing their incomes through applied sport psychology work. Part-time, supplemental involvement in sport psychology appears more practical today than full-time employment.

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Professional Psychology: Research and Practice