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What are some careers involving psychology?

I am interested in the human mind and how that works. I’m interested in something that involves a 4 year degree and will give me a good paying and interesting job. #psychology #career #clinical-psychology #psychiatry #career-path


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K. Michie Harriss’s Answer

Psychology is a great career but it is difficult to find a well-paying job in psychology without a Master's or PhD degree. With a 4 year degree, you could work in group homes, psychiatric units as aides, in allied fields in human resources or as a research assistant but these are frequently not well paid. If you got a Master's degree which takes 1-2 more years, the possibilities open up quite a bit. You could work as psychologist in agencies, private practice, schools or universities, industry, or hospitals. In order to meet your goal of an interesting and good paying job, I'd really recommend you plan to get your 4 year degree and then get at least a Master's degree. I have loved being a psychologist and found it challenging and fascinating while helping me support myself and my family. Good luck!!!!!

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K. Michie Harriss’s Answer

Psychology is a great career but it is difficult to find a well-paying job in psychology without a Master's or PhD degree. With a 4 year degree, you could work in group homes, psychiatric units as aides, in allied fields in human resources or as a research assistant but these are frequently not well paid. If you got a Master's degree which takes 1-2 more years, the possibilities open up quite a bit. You could work as psychologist in agencies, private practice, schools or universities, industry, or hospitals. In order to meet your goal of an interesting and good paying job, I'd really recommend you plan to get your 4 year degree and then get at least a Master's degree. I have loved being a psychologist and found it challenging and fascinating while helping me support myself and my family. Good luck!!!!!

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Jan Hodges’s Answer

Psychology is an excellent and flexible major. Often people that are interested in this major are motivated by a desire to help others. If this is you, it is important to ask yourself "who do I want to help, how do I want to help, and what setting do I see myself helping them in?" Also, consider if you are interested in a career that you only need a bachelor's degree for, or if you are happy with the idea of going on for a master's degree. If you are interested in bachelor's level attainment only, you might consider a career in the field of human services. You can look at job ads with the title "Case Manager, or Case Worker." If you would like to explore master's level positions, search for job ads using the key word "Clinician." That will allow you to look at all of the positions that require a master's. It is important to key in on the counseling licenses most often associated with the positions that sound interesting to you - that will allow you to choose a program wisely when you get to that point.

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Victoria’s Answer

Psychology is a terrific study which can be used as a basis for many careers as it involves the study of human behavior.  With this degree one can go into Human Resources - using industrial psychology; one can become a psychologist, therapist, or psychiatrist. I studied Psychology and have had a very successful  career as a human resources executive in a pharmaceutical company.   


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