A Guide To Psychology Careers
A Guide To Psychology Careers
There are many careers to choose from in psychology. You must choose one career that you are interested in and work hard on that.
I'm Dr. Eldad Farhy. I'm a counselling and psychotherapeutic psychologist.
I run psychologyexpert.co.uk and today, I will be talking about psychology.
Coinstance psychology of our age, one thing is common to them, you're not going to become a millionaire. If you want to make millions, go into banking. If you want a very satisfying, occasionally challenging, sometimes boring but generally quite valid type of career, psychology might be for you.
You can work with children when you are on educational psychology or maybe a child in adolescent psychotherapist. You can work with people who have a learning disability if that is your speciality. You can work with people in prison within the forensic branch of psychology.
All those who have a few things in common. First one, you deal with people. This is not like an electrician who could spend all day long with the wires not talking to anyone.
This isn't like a shopkeeper where I feel, where you work with stocks as much as you work with individuals. This is a career for people who like being with other people, people who like communication, people who find in it important to understand why people do what they do. An inquisitive nature is really necessary.
A pleasant disposition helps a lot. The ability to listen is wonderful. If you have all of those then at the university, they will teach you how to put it in a systematic thinking manner.
In your practical training, they will teach you how to actually do the thing, how to form a relationship with individuals, how to use that relationship in order to bring change about. A training in psychology is not limited just to working in psychology directly. It is very useful for other bunches of human occupation, for instance you can be in a chow that is the management of large numbers of people for which psychological principles and understanding is very useful.
Then you have occupational and organisational psychology that is the branch of psychology that looks at the way people work, at the way people interact within the productive environment. People who specialize in that field will try to find ways that will maximize the efficiency of the individual in the work place and that will make the work experience more pleasant and rewarding for the individual. Some psychologists going to commercial application of psychology take advertising, what is it except for the use of psychological principles to influence people to buy a product no different from the way that we, applied psychologists use psychological principles to influence people to do other things.
Studying psychology opens the gateway to all of those careers and even if you're never going to any of those, it gives you the foundation to working with individuals in the most successful and rewarding ways. .