Psych Learning Curve, the educational blog of the American Psychological Association, has posted an article including interviews with psychologists from areas around the United States that have particularly low or high numbers of licensed psychologists residing nearby.
The article first shows analyses of which states contain the most and least psychologists as well as research finding that psychologists are far more plentiful in urban areas. It then moves to a more anecdotal and specific level as individual psychologists respond about the realities of practicing in low- or high-density areas for their profession.
The interview questions include why the psychologists practice in the areas they do, what fills their "typical" days — generally a wide variety of activities — and what some of the challenges are that they face, such as reimbursement, burnout, and barriers to diversity. They conclude each interview with a point of advice, ranging from the practical to the more introspective, for young psychologists or psychology doctoral students to help them successfully enter the field.