In Ohio, the cost of a neuroscientist’s tuition can reach as high as $150,000, according to a report by a nonprofit group that advocates for students with disabilities.
A neuropsychology degree is required to get a job with a state-funded university, but it is not required to be licensed as a psychologist.
To pay for the education, students who can’t afford the full cost of their degree must take on a part-time job.
A study conducted by the nonprofit Ohio Council on Disability found that the average neuropsychologists salary ranges from $60,000 to $120,000 annually, and they work an average of 50 hours a week.
The organization’s study also found that in the last decade, neuropsychological licensure rates have decreased by a quarter, while job applications for psychologists have increased by an average 42 percent.
The report, released last week, also noted that neuropsychiatrists were less likely to have insurance, and had less access to mental health services.