7 Careers to Consider if You Love Psychology And Qualifications

Careers to Consider if You Love Psychology And QualificationsIf you love psychology, you have the option of pursuing various career paths once you have obtained the relevant qualifications.

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I love learning about psychology and have considered various careers in psychology as well.

So, let’s take a look at seven career options you could consider if you love psychology. Plus we’ll explore the qualifications you will need to pursue them, so you are confident in pursuing your career.

How to Get the Qualifications You Need 

To pursue one of the jobs listed below or another position that is related to the field of psychology, you will need to first complete a degree program, such as a psychology bachelor’s degree.

You can find out all about how to get the qualifications you need in this comprehensive guide. But in brief, you will typically require a high school diploma with one, two, or more A grades. The exact requirements will depend on the specific degree program and how prestigious the university is.

A bachelor’s degree will typically take four years to complete. You can either study for a Bachelor of Arts qualification or a Bachelor of Science qualification. If you already have a bachelor’s, you can consider masters in special education, and if you are questioning master’s in special education, there are plenty of options for you. Whether The former is best for people who want to work in fields like teaching and research while the latter is best for people who want to practice psychology clinically.

7 Careers if You Love Psychology 

1. Chartered Psychologist

You might like to consider becoming a chartered psychologist, which means you would work with all kinds of people and analyze their behaviors, emotions, and thoughts to help understand and advise on psychological issues.

You could work in any one of a number of specialist areas, such as sport psychology, educational psychology, or occupational psychology. 

2. Psychotherapist

As a psychotherapist, you would work with individuals, couples, or groups to help them overcome psychological issues. For instance, you could help families with emotional issues, couples with relationship issues, or individuals with addictions.

You could use any one of a number of approaches, including psychoanalytic and psychodynamic therapies, cognitive behavioral methods, hypno-psychotherapy, humanistic and integrative psychotherapy, or art therapy.

3. Counselor

Working as a counselor involves helping people to come to better terms with their lives and specific experiences by helping them to explore their emotions and feelings. That could include talk therapy that is concerned with things like family matters, mental health issues, substance abuse, or career guidance.

4. Developmental Psychologist

In this role, you would typically work in the research sector. You would evaluate the processes that are involved in human development and explore things like how behaviors and personalities develop in childhood.

Some developmental psychologists also work in clinical capacities. For instance, you might provide counseling services to children who are disabled or develop programs to assist older adults to stave off mental decline.

5. Forensic Psychologist

You could become a forensic psychologist, which means you would work with individuals who are part of the legal system. For instance, you could perform tasks like evaluating defendants who have been accused of crimes to determine whether they are fit to stand trial. 

You could also serve as an expert witness in court proceedings to inform judges and juries about defendants’ mental capacities.

6. Grief Counselor

If you decide to work as a grief counselor, you would work with people who have experienced losses of loved ones. You could work one-on-one with people who are grieving or work in group therapy sessions. 

With your expertise, you would help people who are experiencing grief to work through their pain and emotions and get back on track with their lives.

7. Industrial-organizational Psychologist

Working as an industrial-organizational psychologist, you would work in an area related to human performance, organizational development, and career development. You would use your expertise to do things like help employee morale, develop employee training programs, and restructure organizations in order to improve efficiency.

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