Hi, there! I do have a question. Before I pass the EPPP, all I wanted was to get licensed. Now since I have passed the EPPP, I am more confused about my career path. What should I do with my LPA? What is the average salary?
I know you are pursuing your PhD, I will be much appreciated if you can help me with those confusions.
Honestly, I don't even know. Average salary is about commiserate with that of an LPC or any master's level provider anywhere. Of course, freshly-licensed and not independent vs independent and seasoned, there will be a difference. You can look up the purview of an LPA in the Texas law and that'll give you an idea of what you can/can't do. For example, I'm working in an inpatient facility, but have to be supervised to do anything. I also work with an independent psychologist in my community administering and scoring his assessments, but i do not interpret them, and he supervises me. I also administer things I've been trained on, or am seeking training on, and I don't do projectives. Doing this job, I can make goooood money, but no benefits or whatever. But, at the hospital, I make crap money, with great benefits. It's pretty variable. Also, where I live is crap compared to places like DFW, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, etc.
To be honest, the only reason I sought out this license was to just pass the EPPP. I knew I was going for doctoral training and just wanted it out of the way. I just went ahead and finished the licensing process, though, in case that falls through and I needed something going on for in between application cycles. I'm sorry I'm not much more help!
And CONGRATS on passing the EPPP!!!