On the Job
Neuropsychologists diagnose and treat brain disorders by using neuropsychology. Neuropsychology is a branch of psychology that focuses specifically on the structure and functioning of the brain. These professionals may conduct assessments on patients, diagnose and treat conditions, and keep thorough records of diagnoses and treatment plans.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Collect information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys.
- Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
- Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
- Attend conferences or workshops to maintain professional knowledge.
- Diagnose neural or psychological disorders.
- Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge.
- Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
- Instruct college students in social sciences or humanities disciplines.
- Counsel clients on mental health or personal achievement.
- Direct medical science or healthcare programs.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- High levels of competition.
- Dealing with external customers.
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