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Tips for choosing between law and psychology careers

Hi, my name is Abby! I am a junior in high school and have to start thinking about how I want to spend the rest of my life making money (fun!) and would really appreciate some help. Some of the paths I am considering are psychology because I love the psych classes I have taken, and law because the subject has always just interested me. Some of the careers I have considered within these two paths are: corporate law, in-house counsel, district attorney, human resources, forensic psychology, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. If you have experience in these fields I would deeply appreciate it if you could answer some of my questions: - How has your experience been? - Do you find your job rewarding? - How deep was your student debt and did you/will you take a long time to pay it off? - What did you major in during college? -What path did you take to get your job? -Is it hard to get a job in your field? - How many years of schooling did you need? Was it worth it? - How did you know this is your calling? - Is your job fun, at least as far as work goes? -Do you make enough to live a comfortable life? -How or what is your work environment? -Do you have downtime? Here are some things about myself. If you have time to look over this list and tell me if you think your job and I are compatible, that would be appreciated. - I love structure. Knowing what to do and when to do it is what I live off of. - I am a people person. I love working in teams, and when feeling bold, I am open to taking a leadership position. - I'm one of those random people who really like paperwork. Like, a weird amount. It probably has to do with the structure thing. - I like to do research and writing papers. Yet again, probably me and my weird liking towards the structure. - This is not super important, but I would like to start a family one day. A solid 9-5 job is IDEAL but if I was super passionate about something I would make it work. - Social-Cognitive Psych is my favorite class -I read for two hours everyday Thank you all very much for your time. Any amount of information is super helpful and appreciated. #law #money #law-school #politics #politicalscience #lawyer #inhousecounsel #generalcounsel #psychology #iopsychology #organizationalpsychology #industrialpsychology #humanresources #forensicpsychology #exams #corporatelaw #team #psychologist

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