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Studying Psychology in college

What are good college majors to get jobs in psychology?

Thank you comment icon This is an easy question with an easy answer! First you must be in touch with yourself and your ability to commit to a somewhat strenuous educational requirement! Then you must be willing to split your time between study, peaceful moments of enjoyment and rest! Then you should find an organization in your area that works in your field of study, where you will be allowed to do your internship. That internship is your foot in the door to your desired career field. Learn everything that the organization does so you will be able to perform any task as you work towards your professional independence! Michael Henson

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Wendy’s Answer

My degree was in Counseling Psychology.
Thank you comment icon Hi Wendy! Were there other majors you considered that might also be possible avenues to jobs in psychology? Thanks so much for your answer, by the way! Alexandra Carpenter, Admin
Thank you comment icon You’re so welcome! At my university, they also offered Forensic Psychology which I think is a pretty interesting route to take in this field. Check out the website of schools that offer psychology as a major and check out what they offer! My school: California Baptist University in California Wendy Steffani
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Nicole’s Answer

It really depends on what kind of work you want to do. There are jobs that involve research, teaching, therapy, testing, criminal justice. Each one requires or needs a different educational path. If you want to be a therapist I would recommend a bachelor’s and masters in social work. It allows for a good deal of options, you learn about the world we live in as well as psychology and therapeutic approaches. Maybe do a little research about a job that sounds perfect for you and then find out how people got to that specific job?
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Theresa’s Answer

Hi Grace. I am a psychotherapist and ended up double majoring in psychology and family studies and that served me well to continue on to graduate school for two years to get a master’s degree in clinical social work. Where I went for graduate school also had an undergraduate program for social work and then an accelerated program of only one year for the master’s degree.
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Tammy’s Answer

Majoring in psychology is probably a good place to start. From there you will be able to explore the many options within the field of psychology to decide what you would like to get your masters degree in and ultimately what field of work you would like to pursue. I mention getting your masters because simply getting a bachelors degree in psychology will not qualify you for many positions in the field and you will need to continue on to get a masters. There are many paths you can choose and you can use the four years in school to explore what you’d like to pursue. I work in higher education with masters school counseling students and a good number of our students got their bachelors degree in psychology and are now going on to be school counselors. I have a friend who teaches psychology at a university as well and she got her bachelor, master and PhD all in psychology.
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