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Why did I choose this career ?

I chose psychology because I'm most interested in helping people not only physically but mentally as well. A lot of people need the extra help and advice.

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Lindsey’s Answer

Hi Aveyah - I also chose Psychology as a college major and what I found through taking courses is that there are a lot of ways to apply the degree to a career. It doesn't limit you to counseling/therapy type jobs. I work in human resources and a lot of my clients' biggest challenges relate to the motivations of their employees and the learning and behaviors that are taught by management. A psychology background can be very helpful in aligning business to people's needs. So while it does sound like you know why you chose to pursue a career in psychology, i'd recommend researching all of the ways that this work can be translated to a career!
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Tara’s Answer

Hi Aveyah! Well, it sounds like you answered your own question! In all seriousness, you know that you have chosen the right career for you when your talents and interests are aligned. You like helping people and finding solutions to their problems. That's fantastic! There are tons of job opportunities for counselors and psychiatrists. Do you also find yourself empathizing with people? Are you able to see the good qualities in folks with difficult personalities? A great therapist is able to provide their patients with a concept called: "unconditional positive regard." It's a quality that helps people feel seen and understood. People are more receptive to accepting advice when they feel safe and are not on the defensive. If you love dealing with all types of people and are fascinated by the human mind, this is the right career for you!
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