We surveyed 176 forensic psychologists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical forensic psychologist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a forensic psychologist?

Low

High

Working as a forensic psychologist typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that forensic psychologists are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a forensic psychologist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a forensic psychologist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a forensic psychologist?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a forensic psychologist.