26 Jun, 2020
Psychology - 3 careers that you need to consider
This informal CPD article on Psychology 3 careers that you need to consider was provided by Global Edulink, a leading online learning and training provider.
Psychology has started gaining vast popularity and importance in the recent past all around the world, and with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for excellent mental health has been stressed globally.
On the other hand, almost all areas of industries ranging from HR to sales, marketing, fashion and sports are considering the integration of psychology to be of value. There are several areas of psychology that seem to be in high demand right now and we thought it would be a great time to help you gain insight about this area, so you can pick your career path.
Abnormal psychology studies the patterns of individuals who display devious or unusual behaviour when compared to the general population. Professionals working in this field study the emotions, habits and thoughts of such individuals and attempt to formulate strategies that are designed to help them overcome their mental afflictions and, once again, contribute to society. There is a diverse career path that is prominent in this field.
They include but are not limited to;
- Clinical psychologist
- Clinical social worker
- Research psychologist
- Forensic psychologist
There are more jobs that you can explore in this field and the pay per annum for each of these, as well as the ones described above will vary based on your location, employer or whether you are running your own practice and the number of hours you put in.
Social psychology studies the science of how people view and interact with each other and what factors motivate us to maintain our interpersonal relationships. It is perhaps, one of the most interesting areas of psychology that gives an in-depth idea of how and why we behave the way that we do.
Some of the career options would be;
- Social psychologist
- Human resource specialist
- Organisational psychologist
- Social services representative
- Political strategist
- Public relations specialist
- Marketing director or other role in marketing
As you can imagine, these positions would have high earning potential, but once again, they would be at the discretion of your employer, where you are located, your seniority and the other related factors.
Educational psychologists work to improve and enhance the teaching and learning processes. They also deal with learning disabilities, students who are considered to be experiencing extenuating circumstances, providing therapy and also helping teachers do better at their jobs. In fact, if you are a teacher or teaching assistant with a psychology qualification, you may have a better negotiating position and chance of getting hired.
Some of the career paths that you can enjoy in this field include;
- Teaching assistant
- Educational psychologist
- Educational researcher
- School psychologist
- College counselor
The pay will vary as mentioned in the above discussed psychology career paths. However, what you must know is that psychology will only continue to grow in demand as time progresses. More and more people are giving importance to mental health and what was once considered pseudoscience is now completely scientific and empirically valued. Starting your career in this field will not only prove to be rewarding financially but in terms of self-satisfaction as well.
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