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What would be a beneficial minor next to a psychology major?

I want to be a child psychologist one day, but some schools I plan to apply for require a minor. I want to be able to help individuals and have thought about opening a mental health store. This makes me wonder if business might be a good minor. #university #psychology #majors-and-minors #mental-health-counseling


Being an English minor could be helpful because psychology requires a lot of writing so practicing that skill could be helpful. Sociology is also helpful because it gives you a different look into why people may be behaving as they are. But in your case business may be good because you want to open up a store so it would be helpful to have your own background in business. kianna C.

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ROBIN’s Answer

If your goal is to build a private practice in your community, I suggest a Business minor as you have already considered. It would be practical to have knowledge of Profit & Loss Statements and to manage your office overhead with employees, taxes, office supplies, testing materials, electricity usage, etc. Initial start-up is expensive to purchase furnishings and tools of the profession, so understanding about small business loans would be helpful. It is important to keep a high credit score, pay bills on time, and make choices such as "Would I rent space?" or "Should I purchase my own building?". If you understand your own business inside and out you will know if you can trust your business manager's decisions and recommendations. In our private practice we once had to fire our business manager who was insisting on hiring more employees for data entry and paying overtime yet the data was incorrect when she produced reports. Managed care rates are lower than full fee although can bring more volume in patients. There is a great need for mental health care so I hope you continue to pursue your dream. I have been working as a child psychologist for more than 30 years and still love my work.


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Jason’s Answer

As was said previously, minor in business. It can absolutely only help you. Going into graduate studies, minor has very little to do with getting into a program. I minored in gerontology and I work with children...
I then got an MBA to move around into different roles but still maintain my license to practice psychotherapy. Having a background in business would have helped me build my practice substantially. Youre basically taking classes to learn how to make money better and you have to take the classes anyway.

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Cameren’s Answer

As someone who is also pursuing a career as a child psychologist I believe the first step should be asking yourself what community you want to serve and how you want to serve them. I agree that a business minor may be beneficial if you are contemplating opening your own practice. Understanding the ins and outs of owning and operating your own practice would definitely pay off one day. I would also like to suggest looking into minoring in a foreign language, especially if where you live or plan to establish yourself and your career has a population that speaks multiple languages such as Spanish. It will always be beneficial to be able to communicate in more than one language and will help you expand your services to a much broader community.

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Jason’s Answer

As was said previously, minor in business. It can absolutely only help you. Going into graduate studies, minor has very little to do with getting into a program. I minored in gerontology and I work with children...
I then got an MBA to move around into different roles but still maintain my license to practice psychotherapy. Having a background in business would have helped me build my practice substantially. Youre basically taking classes to learn how to make money better and you have to take the classes anyway.

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