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Is psychology worth it?

I’m in a college course in high school right now and I always say it when asked what major I’m interested in. I don’t want to be in the medical field, too much stress but psychology or therapy is the same isn’t it

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Harish’s Answer

There's a risk of oversaturation if you take a degree in Psychology; even if you do a post-grad, you may still suffer from the field being oversaturated. Psychology has been one of the most popular degrees for the last 10 years, and thus you'd be competing with an extremely large number of people when you enter the job market.

Keep doing research though; there may be subspecialties in Psychology that may be worth getting a grad degree for. You may also change your mind about medicine, and decide to become a doctor/specialist/nurse.

Research the salary for each subspecialty you're interested, research the best colleges for psychology, and research the tuition/total cost of each college with a strong psychology program.

Economics/business is a field that has some level of overlap with psychology; you have to manage people and their psychology in making purchasing decisions .etc. Perhaps you could do an economics/business degree? There are more jobs and salary potentials are higher than for psychology. Economics is more math-based than psychology, but your day-to-day work would probably be enjoyable in any case, similar to psychology.
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Brendon’s Answer

Of course. You will learn a lot about yourself and what makes people do what they do. I love the subject myself.
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Sydney’s Answer

Hi Jessica,
I agree with Melissa. A psychology degree will help you throughout your life and your career. You will learn different techniques for how to understand and relate to others. I have my BA in Psychology and currently work in Wealth Management. Good luck.
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Melissa’s Answer

If you do not want to be a psychologist / Psychiatrist / Counselor a Bachelors in Psychology will still help you secure other roles. I received my Bachelors in Psychology and am a Recruiter. a Psychology degree can help you obtain roles outside of psychiatry such as: Recruiting, Sales, HR, Management etc. A Bachelors in Psych is not limited to only psychology roles. I hope that helps! Best of luck
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LaTerricka’s Answer

One psychology has forms of therapy under it but you cannot interchange "psychology" with "therapy" because they are two separate things. Psych is the study of the mind, literal break down of the word. And therapy is when one decides to inquire for consistent help in a area that they need to strengthen but cannot alone. For example people who need help walking again go to occupational therapy because they need assistance in using their legs in a standard manner again.

Also if you are looking for a non-stressful career then I would not suggest psychology or anything medical related at all not only because the state of the world today but also because if your heart is not truly in it no matter what the major then it'll never be worth it. You can always take introduction classes to get a better idea and feel for certain majors but if you not all in like you binging a incredibly interesting series on whatever platform you use then trust it won't be any fun or rewarding by the end of it.
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