Scott Turner

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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...

Active Jan 20 '15 at 11:06
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Hey Tabitha - Interesting question. There are a lot of careers that don't involve too much interaction but in the end, you will have to deal with people at some point. An accountant can be a bit isolated, certain types of scientists such as chemists, biologists, physicists etc., fall into...

Active May 28 '14 at 08:57
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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...

Active May 28 '14 at 08:49
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Hey Jadie - Great question, wish I would have seen it sooner. As an IO psychologist, you need to get some hefty education...Master's degree at a minimum usually. That education will help you get your knowledge base. However, some of the skills and experience that many IO Psych people don't...

Active May 28 '14 at 08:44
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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...

Active Jul 18 '14 at 07:24
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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...

Active Apr 29 '14 at 18:17
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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...

Active Apr 29 '14 at 16:14
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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...

Active Apr 23 '14 at 09:36
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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...

Active Apr 29 '14 at 12:55
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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...

Active Apr 15 '14 at 14:13
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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...

Active Apr 15 '14 at 14:06
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Hey Gilda - If you are industrious, you can have a job before you leave school. I recommend doing as many internships as you can that way you expose yourself to the industry of your choice and make a bunch of contacts. In the end, you will have a real resume but your peers will have a...

Active Apr 29 '14 at 14:31
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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...

Active Apr 14 '14 at 09:14
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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...

Active Apr 08 '14 at 09:44
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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...

Active Apr 08 '14 at 14:36
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