Are there any certificate licensed jobs I can get as an undergraduate other than a registered behavioral therapist that relate to the field of psychology?
Psych and Neuroscience second year undergrad student. I have a friends who enjoys teaching and is currently working as an RBT. I was curious if there are any other similar types of jobs which are true professions that I can begin as an undergrad without a bachelor's degree. #psychology #college #career
When I was completing my psych undergrad, I was also in a very similar boat of trying to find hands on psychology related opportunities. I had a hard time finding paid roles that would give me the experience I was looking for so I turned to volunteer roles. I would highly recommend looking into volunteering with the Crisis Textline where you get to talk to texters who are going through a crisis and help walk them through their feelings. It can be difficult but it's rewarding and directly related to the field.
It would depend on the state you live in. Most states require a Master's Degree to be a licensed therapist. What you can do is do research on organizations, clinics, or places you can work as a trainee or shadow or intern, if possible. You can also look into jobs with different kinds of behavioral therapy such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). I would also suggest doing informational interviews on people who work in the field to explore the behavioral therapy and see what would be a best fit in the direction you want to go in the RBT field. I hope this helps!