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What branch of psychology would be the best route for me to take if I want to be successful fast out of college?

I have decided that psychology is something I want to further my knowledge in and major in college. Yet, I have recently found out that there are many branches of psychology I can go into. I really enjoy developmental/child psychology and criminal psychology. So, which do you think would be the better option for me in the long-run? I am going to have student loans to pay off and I will be looking for a job right after I graduate. What field would better benefit me financially? #psychology #criminal-psychology #developmental-psychology

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Dana’s Answer

Hi there!

I work as a software developer in a big company. We have a department called HR, Human Resources. They tackle interview processes, hiring processes, and all sorts of things in order to help other employees.

You can graduate different degrees and still be able to work in the HR department. However, I saw that Psychology degrees sometimes have a track for Human Resource & Career Management, which takes you exactly to the job I mentioned. You can look it up online to see if you'd enjoy working in HR :)
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Ruxi’s Answer

I also chose to major in Psychology to be able to gratudate faster. I didn't have so many options as you though. I majored in psychology but I went into business job after graduating. If you have time, spend some coffee time with your dean about what job opportunities there are in either directions. I also went and did a mini-internship in the field I was considering to see if I was really interested in spending my life in that kind of a job ... I wanted to be a surgeon (and finished all my pre-Med requirements) and went to volunteer in the ER for 3 days and nights (with my mom's best friend who is a surgeon). I loved the actual work but the people and the drama and the hours was too much for me long term. I also wanted to be a physical therapist so I nannied for a sweet boy in a wheelchair for years ... going with him to his PT appt and realized it was too sad for me. Finally I got into a non-profit org and loved it so much that I didn't care what I would major in. I chose the easiest classes (and any psychology was it for me) and graduated super fast. I will also be honest to you, I am not using any ounce of what I've learned anywhere. The diploma matters when you get hired as a fist step, and then the internship/experience matters the most.
So to sum up, first go and explore the actual fields of work, find people who are doing the work already; talk with them, see if you can shadow them (best would be an internship) and then choose. Good luck!
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