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Is pursuing a Psychology degree worth it?

I'm interested in getting a bachelor's in psychology but have been told a degree is fairly useless on its own unless you pursue a higher degree such as a doctorate. Is this true ? What are some good careers to go into with a psychology degree that the job market will have high demand for in the future? #psychology

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Linda Ann’s Answer

Hi Kayla,
there are many opportunities for a career with just a bachelor's degree. I suggest that you look around at several websites:
http://careersinpsychology.org/
www.apa.org (the American Psychological Association)
https://www.onetonline.org/ (a website put together by the US Dept of Labor). It will show you entry level requirements for many occupations and the skills set that are needed to be successful.


While it is true that you cannot call provide counseling/therapeutic services without at least a masters level degree (and in most states cannot be called a psychologist without a doctorate), I would not be discouraged if you do not want to pursue graduate level work after obtaining your bachelors degree in psychology.


There are also many opportunities at the federal/state/local levels for employment!
www.usajobs.com (for the federal government).


I wish you the best in your career endeavors.

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April’s Answer

if you have the passion to serve others, yes

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