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Job Title: Psychologist
Annual salary: $79,100
Hourly pay: $38.03
Stay-at-home dads: 3.7 hours a week
Working dads: 2.7 hours a week
Many dads are the ones who bring peace to the family universe and keep everyone grounded.
Sometimes, after spending an entire day with our son and being completely frazzled, my wife is at the end of her rope by the time I get home from work. So is my son for that matter. Since I'm a working dad who can only contribute when I'm home, I use this time to talk to my son about what's wrong, what happened, how he feels, and how we can fix it in the future. And while that's happening, my wife can take a bath or go for a walk to clear her head.
Not all fathers have the years of advanced training a psychologist does, but many of us are experts at listening to problems and maintaining the delicate family balance of sanity.