What kind of careers could I get in psychology?

Question by Chels.: What kind of careers could I get in psychology?
I know alot of people have psychology as a joint major because it’s so easy to obtain and it goes good with pretty much any major. I, on the other hand, would like to major inpsychology as my main major. Would that be a bad idea or are there alot of careers out there that pertain mainly to psychology? I would really like to know the likelyness of getting a steady and valuable career in the psychology field.

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Answer by PSYCHOLOGIST (J E B [Glos]).
You may find the british psychological society information “very” helpful: http://www.bps.org.uk/careers/careers_home.cfm

Some more here: http://psychology.about.com/od/careersinpsychology/Careers_in_Psychology.htm

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3 Comments so far »

  1. mac said,

    Wrote on December 13, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    Social worker. You should also minor in Spanish.

  2. Randy & Lori said,

    Wrote on December 13, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    Several careers need some sort of psychology background here are a few

    1) Psychiatrist
    2) Life coach
    3) Lawyer
    4) Judge
    5) Social work
    6) Police officer
    7) Profiler (FBI)
    8) Military (Phyc opps)
    9) Pharmaceutical industry
    10) Sales
    11) Upper management
    12) Advertising
    13) Political campaign adviser
    14) Parent
    15) Hospice grief concealer)
    16) Author (self help books)
    Well you get the point Spanish is a good language to study yes but also religious studies and medical ie (nursing) should also be explored. being able to communicate is nice but understanding how health and faith effect mental health is also very important. Other courses of study is child development. Hope I helped and have given you some things to think about………R

  3. Se7ene said,

    Wrote on December 13, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    It takes years of hard work to become a fully chartered Psychologist.

    There are many different areas in Psychology you can go in to such as:
    Clinical psychology,
    Counselling psychology,
    Educational psychology,
    Forensic psychology,
    Health psychology,
    Neuropsychology,
    Occupational psychology,
    Sport and exercise psychology.

    You could also be a Psychology teacher or researcher.

    Psychology is very competitive and only a small percentage of people who do Psychology degrees become Chartered Psychologists.

    If you do become a Chartered Psychologists it allows you to help others and pays well depending on how far up you go on the career ladder.

    Good luck deciding on your major :)

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