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what types of jobs are best for someone with a Ph.D. in psychology?

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Kelly’s Answer

I'm fortunate to have several individuals with Ph.D. degrees in psychology within my network, even as I'm pursuing my DBA. The roles they occupy are diverse and fascinating, and they're listed here without any particular order:

- One of them has honed their skills in clinical psychology. They collaborate with school districts to ensure children get the necessary tests to identify learning disabilities, emotional issues, and more.
- Another has established her own practice. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, she identified the need for families to receive care virtually and adapted accordingly.
- A friend of mine is dedicated to conducting research studies. Their work is crucial in confirming the necessity for new prescription medications.
- Another individual serves as a consultant, providing insights to employers about issues related to organizational culture and change management.
- One more associate works in a field closely related to psychology. They assist individuals who are about to be released from lengthy prison sentences, preparing them for a successful re-entry into society.
- A few have chosen to remain within the realm of higher education at various levels.

There are also those who, despite their degrees, have chosen paths outside of their specialized field. This is particularly true for those who specialized in organizational psychology and have shared their challenges in finding permanent job positions in this field.
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Rachel’s Answer

With a PHD in psychology you can pursue a career in multiple fields whether it is becoming a psychologist or maybe applying your knowledge of psychology into the business world, going into Human Resource looking at organizational development? Explore what areas of psychology you enjoy. Maybe social work and looking at the social side of psychology, maybe it is org development, maybe you enjoyed the neurological side so maybe exploring a psychiatrist path.
My question to you is what part of psychology do you enjoy?
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