Scott Turner

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Answer to: How to pursue two unrelated careers

Really cool question. These fields are not as disconnected as you might think. Psychology is the study of human behavior, you are interested in studying a very specific kind of behavior (using surgical instruments), among a very unique population (surgeons). Try looking into the study of...

Answer to: What is the average day in the life of a Psychologist?

Hi Tyler, A psychologist is a pretty broad job field. Most people think about a counseling psychologist when they use the term. Is that what you were referring to? In general, the working conditions are in doors, working with people and computers. In some cases, you can work in other settings...

Answer to: what advice do you give to an aspiring advertiser?

Hey Carlos - I love Madmen. Great show and it really shows you what it used to be like. Things are different now and work in an ad agency is really variable. Meaning that there are tons of different things to do from writing copy, sketching concepts, creating strategy, coding websites, data...

Answer to: Is there a job that mixes psychology with medicine?

Hi Rama - A psychiatrist (not a psychologist) is a person who practices psychology in many different ways but also is a physician. Many psychiatrists work as counselors but others are also very involved in medical practice and research. Another job that is pretty interesting is...

Answer to: How does studying abroad effect your career?

Do it! Studying abroad might not help you in a specific career field but it definitely will provide you with a broader perspective on the world which makes you very marketable. Additionally, if you have the opportunity to practice a different language in the country you can add that to your...

Answer to: What careers are available for people who are interested in behavioral psychology?

Hey Kelly - Great questions. A psychology degree is pretty flexible. With a Master's degree you start to specialize in different areas and that makes you more marketable and starts to target your options. This link: http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s=psychology+masters will provide you...

Answer to: What types of careers are available for someone who majors in psychology?

Hey Dulce - Psychology is a pretty broad field of study. A degree in psychology can prepare you for a lot of different careers. This link, http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s=psychologist, will provide you with an overview of the different types of psychology jobs that are out there. One...

Answer to: What exactly is neuropsychology?

Hey Tyler - I'm not a neuropsychologist but I did learn a little about them when I was in grad school and my own experiences. These people work to assess, understand, and treat brain injuries and disorders. They can work in research and treatment of patients. I had a friend who was treated by...

Answer to: What are working conditions like for psychologist?

Hi Leslie, A psychologist is a pretty broad job field. Most people think about a counseling psychologist when they use the term. Is that what you were referring to? In general, the working conditions are in doors, working with people and computers. In some cases, you can work in other...

Answer to: whats the best part about having a career in the psychology field?

You can read people's minds...I'm just kidding. :) For me I love being able to understand how people think and finding ways to use that in a productive and beneficial way. I guess it's about doing something good for...

Answer to: What kind of opportunities will i have in majoring in psychology?

Hey Olga - Psychology is the study of behavior and some of that is controlled by the brain...We'd like to think it was all controlled by the brain but that's not really the case. This is already getting interesting. This link, http://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s=psychologist, will provide...

Answer to: What are the economical benefits of becoming a Psychologist?

Hi Dulce - Being a "psychologist" is a little broad. There are numerous jobs in the field of psychology but most people generally think of a psychological counselor when they are considering a career in psychology. The average psychology salary is about $69,000 per year. I used this site as...

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