Do you like to help and counsel people? A psychology career may be the right choice for you.
Have you ever been interested in the mental processes and human nature of people? Do you wonder why people do things? A psychology career may be the type of field that would interest you. A psychologist studies the mental health and human natures by observing, interpreting and recording how people relate to one other in their environment. Psychologists can study people through research, studying patterns and using scientific methods and principles.
Types of Psychology Careers
Psychology careers involves becoming a psychologist that specializes in a certain field. A few types of psychologists include the following:
No matter the type of psychology career you are looking for, there are many different opportunities to pursue your interests.
- A clinical psychologist specializes in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.
- Counseling psychologists specialize in advising people who to deal with problems in their lives in order to help improve their mental health.
- A school psychologist specializes in helping children with learning and behavior problems.
- Forensic psychologists work with the legal and criminal system to help legal professionals understand psychological findings of legal cases.
Education for Psychology Careers
In order to have a psychology career, you will need to have a doctorate degree as well as pass a license exam. A doctorate degree will typically take you about five years of full time graduate classes. You will also be required to pass a license examination in order to be a licensed psychologist. Each state has its owns laws about required licenses.
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