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Jobs in Psychology

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Where would I be able to work with a Psychology Degree?

Jobs in Psychology

The Psychology job market appears to be good through 2014, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2006-2007 (2006). Where you can find a job using your Psychology Degree depends on:

1) the degree level;

2) whether you have experience working, or perhaps volunteering, in any area of psychology;

3) whether you have a degree or experience in another area;

4) the job market where you'll live and can commute from to work; and

5) what you want to do in the field and with what population.

There are many jobs requiring a degree in Psychology. Some require an Associate's Degree, some a Bachelor's Degree, some a Master's Degree and others, a Doctorate's Degree. If you have any experience in a certain setting, performing certain work or working with a particular population, this may also be included in consideration of your qualifications for a job in the field.

If you have another degree, it may be applicable towards your specific area of interest in Psychology. You should explore the job market in the area where you want to live, or seek job projections in the work for the area in which you want to live. You may want to think about whether you would be willing to move for a specific job in the field too.

Perhaps most critically to your success in the field, you should think carefully about it is you want to do in the field; in what setting; if you want to work in direct service, consultation, teaching, community education, research, administration or some other position; and what population you hope to serve directly or indirectly. Direct service positions can include counseling, psychotherapy, patient or client education, case management, residential case work, aide work, family assistance, assessment, intake, referral, crisis intervention and other positions, depending on your degree, experience, interests and the job market in the locale you choose. Indirect service can include many types of administrative positions; research; research assistance; teaching within or for an organization, agency or higher education setting; grass roots or more formal political organizing; and other indirect service positions.



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