Psychic

Description

Psychics claim to have extra-sensory talents to gather information and insight into people’s lives, events or situations. They offer advice to clients about topics of importance to their clients such as health, money and love. Psychics often work with traditional practices such as tarot card reading, palm reading or using astrological charts.

Other titles

The following job titles also refer to psychic:

palmist
clairvoyant
palm-reader
mental telepathist
channeller
mind-reader
sensitive
psychic reader
telepath

Minimum qualifications

No formal educational credential is generally required to work as a psychic.

ISCO skill level

ISCO skill level is defined as a function of the complexity and range of tasks and duties to be performed in an occupation. It is measured on a scale from 1 to 4, with 1 the lowest level and 4 the highest, by considering:

  • the nature of the work performed in an occupation in relation to the characteristic tasks and duties
  • the level of formal education required for competent performance of the tasks and duties involved and
  • the amount of informal on-the-job training and/or previous experience in a related occupation required for competent performance of these tasks and duties.

Psychic is a Skill level 2 occupation.

Psychic career path

Similar occupations

These occupations, although different, require a lot of knowledge and skills similar to psychic.

fortune teller
medium
astrologer
dating service consultant
personal stylist

Long term prospects

These occupations require some skills and knowledge of psychic. They also require other skills and knowledge, but at a higher ISCO skill level, meaning these occupations are accessible from a position of psychic with a significant experience and/or extensive training.

life coach
body artist
wedding planner
employment agent
followspot operator

Essential knowledge and skills

Essential knowledge

This knowledge should be acquired through learning to fulfill the role of psychic.

  • Rhetoric: The art of discourse that aims at improving the ability of writers and speakers to inform, persuade or motivate their audience.
  • Occultism: The study of occult arts or practices, the belief in supernatural powers. These practices include alchemy, spiritualism, religion, magic and divination.

Essential skills and competences

These skills are necessary for the role of psychic.

  • Give advice on personal matters: Advise people on love and marriage issues, business and job opportunities, health or other personal aspects.
  • Read people: Gather information on people by closely observing body language, registering vocal cues and asking questions.
  • Use consulting techniques: Advise clients in different personal or professional matters.
  • Prospect new customers: Initiate activities in order to attract new and interesting customers. Ask for recommendations and references, find places where potential customers can be located.
  • Maintain privacy of service users: Respect and maintain the dignity and privacy of the client, protecting his or her confidential information and clearly explaining policies about confidentiality to the client and other parties involved.
  • Maintain customer service: Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.
  • Promote yourself: Market one’s own strengths in terms of skills and knowledge.
  • Develop professional network: Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

Optional knowledge and skills

Optional knowledge

This knowledge is sometimes, but not always, required for the role of psychic. However, mastering this knowledge allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Consultation: The theories, methods and concepts related to consultation and communication with clients.

Optional skills and competences

These skills and competences are sometimes, but not always, required for the role of psychic. However, mastering these skills and competences allows you to have more opportunities for career development.

  • Perform live: Perform in front of live audiences.
  • Entertain people: Provide people with amusement by doing or offering a performance, like a show, a play or an artistic performance.
  • Perform lectures: Present lectures to various groups.
  • Manage a small-to-medium business: Manage the organisational, financial and day-to-day operation of a small-to-medium enterprise.
  • Use different communication channels: Make use of various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the purpose of constructing and sharing ideas or information.
  • Assist police investigations: Assist in police investigations by providing them with specialised information as a professional involved in the case, or by providing witness accounts, in order to ensure the police have all relevant information for the case.
  • Assess character: Assess how a certain person will react, verbally or physically, in a specific situation or to a specific happening.
  • Trace people: Identify the whereabouts of people that are missing or do not want to be found.
  • Administer appointments: Accept, schedule and cancel appointments.
  • Keep personal administration: File and organise personal administration documents comprehensively.
  • Communicate by telephone: Liaise via telephone by making and answering calls in a timely, professional and polite manner.
  • Use internet chat: Chat online using dedicated chat websites, messenger applications or social media websites.

ISCO group and title

5161 – Astrologers, fortune-tellers and related workers


References
  1. Psychic – ESCO
Last updated on November 10, 2022

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