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MD Anderson Cancer Center Psychometrist - Brain & Spine Center in Houston, Texas


A psychometrist is responsible for the administration and scoring of psychological and neuropsychological tests evaluating cognitive, neuropsychological, academic, behavioral, and emotional status used in the diagnosis of neurological and psychological disorders.

Additionally, a psychometrist will also make note of behavioral observations during the course of the assessment that may be used by the clinical neuropsychologist to aid in test interpretation. The psychometrist may also be responsible for collecting demographic information from a patient. The psychometrist must be able to communicate clearly in oral and written form, exhibit a professional demeanor when interacting with patients, families and other professional staff, be detail oriented, and have basic computer proficiency,

General duties include performing a variety of neuropsychological and general psychological test procedures and assisting patients in overcoming concerns, anxieties, aggressions, and resistance. Psychometrists record test results ensuring adherence to testing and data collection protocols, including behavioral observations, score test results, organize, and present data in summary form and review the scoring, data, and summary reports for completeness and accuracy. Maintaining test materials and equipment in proper working order is also a component of a psychometrist's duties. Additionally, this person will assist in scheduling patients for testing, confirming appointments, assist in maintaining patient files and databases, and assist in billing and coding of procedures.


  1. Administers and scores a basic battery of standardized neuropsychological tests and measures

  2. Score tests administered

  3. Provide a written summary of the patient's behavior during testing, including any interactions with the patient's family, caregiver's, or peers that may be observed incidentally

  4. Attend training conferences offered by the department as well as by outside organizations.

  5. Perform duties at the desired level of competency (i.e., administration and scoring of standardized tests performed with 95% accuracy [minimum expectation])

  6. Review and ensure timeliness, accuracy, and availability and security of information

  7. Understands, adheres to and models Core Standards as defined organizationally and specifically within the department/unit

  8. Performs other duties as assigned


Required: Bachelor's degree.


Required: None.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 166229

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 41,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 52,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 62,500

  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: No