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What do you consider is the best part of working in the psychology field?


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The best part of working in the psychology field is the sense of fulfillment that we are helping people live better lives. I am an industrial-organizational psychologist and work to help individuals have better experiences at work (where we spend a significant portion of our lives). It is extremely rewarding to know that you empower someone to become successful at work or in their career through self-growth and development. There are few fields that can impact a person's life in such a manner.


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I work in the social services field which lends itself to psychology. In the beginning of my career while working in a Drug & Alcohol outpatient clinic, what I found most intriguing concerning the study of the mind was dealing with human nature. Which in one moment (a person) can be behaving wonderfully with you and in the next doing some awful act . This gave me a glimpse into the magnitude of studying the mind which appears to be endless. So, conversely learning that people have actually formed concepts and ideas about what can be considered infinite was fascinating to me.
Currently, I'm fascinated by personality disorders. Being able to see the manifestation of a diagnosis walking around in real time as you become aware of dysfunctional behaviors that are presenting themselves. Basically it seems like being able to make sense of something that almost seems to be invisible. What you will experience are behaviors which don't seem to be quite right. Then with your knowledge in psychology you can possibly begin to see the manifestation of a diagnosis. This will be especially helpful when you get people coming to you as a professional saying, "I'm constantly doing the same thing over and over and it gets me into trouble but I don't understand why" or you will encounter, say, a child who is angry a lot but doesn't know why. In your work when you begin to provide help and relief to minds that are confused, in anguish, etc. it will hopefully afford you a sense of pride, accomplishment, and satisfaction that you will be truly making a difference in your efforts to make this a better world to live in.

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David’s Answer

I have worked in many setting during my career as a Psychologist, including prisons, residential facilities, outpatient offices, managed care companies and suboxone clinics. To me, the best part of working in this field is being able to connect with people and help them in their hour of need.

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I have worked in many setting during my career as a Psychologist, including prisons, residential facilities, outpatient offices, managed care companies and suboxone clinics. To me, the best part of working in this field is being able to connect with people and help them in their hour of need.

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