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What is it like working in a psychology field

I am curruntly a senor in high school and I want to major in psychology in college so I just want to hear from someone who has been in that field, what it is like to be in the field #psychotherapy


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Career Options
Degrees in psychology are versatile and focus on the way humans interact with their environment. As a result, students of psychology are prepared to work in various different careers. With a degree in psychology and human behavior, one can become a case manager, probation officer, insight manager or clinical psychologist.


Case Manager
Case managers typically meet with clients and their families for assessment purposes and to coordinate the provision of necessary social services care, making referrals to other care providers as needed. Case managers' responsibilities are usually focused on serving a specific population, such as adolescents or adults, or clients suffering from mental health challenges or substance abuse.


They may help clients identify areas where assistance is needed, develop a plan for obtaining that help, offer skills training and be available to help on an on-call or emergency basis. Case managers also maintain client files and write reports as required. Case managers can be employed by individual and family services agencies, as well as local community rehabilitation centers or state and local government agencies.


Career Preparation
In many cases, employers seek candidates with a bachelor's degree in psychology or a closely related field. On-the-job training is common. Desired skills may include the ability to drive, strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills and familiarity with using computers.


Career Outlook and Salary
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that social workers will see a 12% employment growth between 2014 and 2024, due in part to an increasing elderly segment of the population and the increasing demand for services to care for them. The BLS reported that social workers earned a median salary of $45,900 per year in 2015.


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