An Overview of Career in Psychology

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Most of the students become confused when they pass the high school and prepare to enter the college. It becomes very hard for them to decide which major subject to choose. Even I was very confused when I was in that situation. Availability of numerous options has made much more complex for students to choose a specific career. If you are a type of person who likes to help others in their own way then going for psychology majors might be the very best choice for you. Career in psychology is both rewarding and interesting.

Psychology is the field of study that deals with the human behavior and mind. It attempts to find out what causes people to behave in a particular way. It is an understanding of unexplained thoughts, behavior and emotions. Plenty of sub-fields in psychology are available today. You can even specialize in such sub fields when you complete your degree programs. You can opt for research psychology, clinical psychology and other various fields whichever suits you the best. However, this particular field of study is not as simple as it looks.

Psychology is one of the lucrative fields. For those who have just obtained psychology degree may find difficult to find a job in this sector at first. But when you become more and more experience, you will find this job rewarding and satisfying. Statistics shows that just 30-40% of students complete the Masters in Psychology. After completing this program the only thing to do is to start working. Education and company also play roles in determining the salary of a psychologist. One of the best ways to get experienced in this field is internship. This will help you to get real life knowledge regarding this specific
sector.

Some of the sectors that students with psychology majors can be enrolled are: Human Services, Social Service Specialist, Child Care Workers, Administration, Public Relations, Nursing and Physician Assisting, Human resources, Personnel training, Advertising & Market Research, Career Counselors, Teachers, Substance Abuse Counselor, Behavior Analyst, Rehabilitation Aid and Other management-related occupations

Psychologists with major degree can expect to earn about $40,000 – $60,000. This figure also depends upon the employer and the company. Obviously, the opportunities get bigger when you do a masters or a Ph.D. Besides the higher salary of psychologists, they are the respected members of the society since they offer services to help other individuals in the society. Another very important benefit of psychology career is self satisfaction.

Before selecting any particular career, it is recommended that you do a lot of research on that field. Select that one that you feel the more suitable one. Be certain of your goals and objectives and what you want to do in your future. Psychology can be very complex as this is closely connected with understanding of organizational and human behavior. Career in psychology is regarded as one of the most creative and successful careers. It offers you much-needed self satisfaction, apart from the fame and wealth.

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