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What does the average work week look like?

I like english and psychology. #reading

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Katherine’s Answer

Well, if you become a psychologist, you probably spend your workweek meeting your appointments with clients or co-workers that you set up, and you would probably spend time doing some research or paperwork or networking etc. "outside" of your appointments...and if you don't have a full schedule of paying clients, you might spend time trying to connect with more people, by going to places or posting information in the real world or online so people can find you and get in contact with you. If you end up with your own business, depending how many people are working for you or with you, you might have to spend time doing business stuff like making sure taxes will be paid on time, people will be paid, insurance stuff is taken care of, laws are kept, continuing education is being scheduled and happening.

If you get a job doing something with English, you'll probably spend a lot of time job hunting, honestly. Or you might have a job going on for the next few hours, days, weeks, months or years, editing a textbook, or writing copy for a website or advertisements, or proofreading business documents or curriculum or test material, or giving suggestions to writers for editing their fiction books, or writing your own book or trying to get it published. Or you might be a teacher and be spending up to 8 or 9 school periods a day with classes full of students (and carefully watching how much water you drink because it will be a while before you can get to the bathroom!). Or you could be a librarian, meeting the public, reshelving books and media, buying books for the system, helping find books in other library districts, helping keep books in good repair, running a story hour or a computer class for community members, etc. You might be someone who decides to help people build websites, or become an audiobook narrator, or a book critic.

Basically, your work week will involve doing whatever you have to do to make sure you're making enough money per week to pay your bills!
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Rachel’s Answer

Hi Julia,

I can't speak to the psychology side of what a workweek looks like but I earned my degree in English and work in a writing-heavy field (technical writing) and my work week is 40 hours. There isn't going to be a one-size image of what a work week looks like, it will really depend on what field you are in and what specific job you do. A day of work could consist of many emails, meetings, training, so many factors could come into play.
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