Careers in Psychology

Psychology is a common major, but what can you do in that career field?

Careers in Psychology

Careers in Psychology

Psychology is a wonderful area of learning that can inspire some exciting outcomes, but they may not be what you think. People who major in psychology, don’t necessarily become psychologists. They can advise, become counselors, therapists, teachers, school counselors, or run youth mentorship programs.

Education, skills required for careers in psychology

To become a psychologist most students major in psychology and receive an undergraduate degree. You will have to go on for more schooling, including a master’s to become a psychologist and a PHD to become a psychiatrist. It takes a high grade point average from a good institution to move on to graduate or doctoral program. So not only do you have to be a good student, you have to also have your interests and skills in line with the career’s demands. For instance, being committed to helping people is a part of crucial psychology.

Majoring in psychology can open the door to many careers in psychology.  You can try a master’s level program as a licensed therapist to be a marriage and family therapist who works with individuals, couples and families of all types to cure or relieve mental, emotional and relational concerns of all kinds.

Visit with other psychology professionals with experience to get information about careers and related fields. One of the first things a student can do is check in on the experience of the faculty at a college they visit and find out what kind of clinical experience they have. If you are interested in clinical or research opportunities, find out what kind of research the school has completed and what kind of clinical opportunities are actually available on campus. Look for a program that has faculty who can really be mentors and guides.

Vital stats about careers in psychology

National average salary: $182,700 (for psychiatrists). 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics salary info

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