Basics of Psychology?
Is a psychology based job more interesting than psychology classes in college? How do psychology centered jobs generally pay? Is there any big flaws with your occupation that you wish you could eliminate?
If you are finding your college classes boring and uninteresting, then perhaps you should look for other course in the field of psychology that feel more interesting. Seek outside resources for help as well-- books, journal articles, blogs, etc. The earning potential in psychology professions varies greatly on the type of job you would like to pursue. Psychiatrists are usually the highest paid professionals in the field, though you would need to become a medical doctor in order to practice psychiatry. I strongly urge you to look at what you would most like to do and then find opportunities that may pay fairly well, but are not likely to make you wealthy.
The biggest flaw I have experienced as a therapist is the role of managed care insurance companies in steering the therapy process. Their role is to make money for their company, sometimes at the client's expense. I found working with them to be the biggest irritant in my career.
I hope some of this helps. I wish you all the best in your pursuits.
In term of payment, it varies and some would argue that it is not enough. However, this answer will vary based on what you define as "little/enough/a lot" as well as other external factors. In general, here in California, the pay for entry level psychological job can be $17-23$. Despite so the turnover rate is still high due to mental burnout, which I find to not worth the pay.
Some flaws in my current career, ABA therapy, are the loopholes, cultural barriers and lack of training. There will be time where you will need to go against the training based on the client as well as their environment. Furthermore, usually our clients are children of very young ages(which fit ABA model of training being play-base), but if we work with an adult client( rare but happens), there a completely different rules and chance for them to just delay treatment altogether. Cultural barriers affect the work because parents may sometime ask you for favors that in their cultures would be acceptable such as babysitting their children(a big no-no in my career). Finally, due to the turnover rate, sometime companies would not train their personnel correctly and would assign them cases before they could be ready.
That are my experience but if you interested, never afraid of trying it out. Good Luck, Eli!