Originally Posted by aagman01
I don't know about PP. But I'm completing my pre-doc internship this year in a clinical psych consortium and accepted a post-doc at an R-1 university/medical center (with a good deal of the work housed within the clinical psych department). And I come from a school psych program. So I'm not sure how much distinction there truly is between the sub-fields.
Your path is not typical for school psychology training. The vast majority of school psychology students complete their training in a school setting and go into jobs within the school setting. There is a small subset of school psych students who match through the APPIC Match, and there is an even smaller subset that match to non-school focused sites.
Per the 2011 APPIC Survey, 123 school psych students responded to the survey, with 95 matching. The majority of school psych respondents reported matching to "school district" sites. Only 19 of the 95 matched school psych students landed at consortium sites.
Curtis et al. (2004) published, "The Changing Face of School Psychology: Trends in Data and Projections for the Future", which included some interesting data about employment settings.
School psychologists work in a variety of employment settings with public schools being the dominant location (77.5%; Curtis et al., 2002). They also work in private schools (6.8%), universities (6.3%), private practice (4.3%), hospitals and other medical facilities (0.9%), and state departments of education (0.8%); 3.5% report working in settings other than those listed. Although only 4.3% report private practice as their primary employment setting, even fewer (1.5%) report working 32 hours or more each week in private practice (Curtis et al., 2002).