• Approximately 106,500 psychologists hold current licenses in the U.S.

  • 17,890 psychologists are located in California, the state with the most licensed psychologists.

  • 170 psychologists are located in Wyoming, the state with the fewest licensed psychologists.

  • The District of Columbia has the greatest representation of psychologists per 100,000 population—173.3!

  • There are approximately 33.9 psychologists per 100,000 individuals in the U.S. population. To see the distribution of psychologists in your state, visit APA.

  • More than 6,000 doctorates in psychology were awarded in the U.S. in 2012.

  • Approximately 74 percent of those doctorates were categorized as research/scholarship; 24 percent were awarded as professional practice. To view the breakdown of degrees by subfield, visit APA’s Center for Workforce Studies.


Source: APA’s Center for Workforce Studies