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Psychology Majors, What Career Do You Want? - May 24th 2012, 07:43 PM

Title says it all. I'm just wondering for those of you who are majoring in psychology, what type of career are you going for?

I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a bachelor's degree in psychology, then get a master's in forensic psychology since there's a school here specifically for that. However, I'm still not 100% sure.
   
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Re: Psychology Majors, What Career Do You Want? - May 24th 2012, 08:57 PM

I got my bachelors last year and I start my masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in less than 2 weeks

Anything couneling related would be good, but I really want to deal with teens and/or college students in private practice.


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Re: Psychology Majors, What Career Do You Want? - May 24th 2012, 09:08 PM

Former Psych major. My original planned route was to get my Bachelor's in Psych, Master's in Clinical, and then a Psy D, which is a doctorate but focused in clinical. I switched out, though.


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Re: Psychology Majors, What Career Do You Want? - May 24th 2012, 11:36 PM

Clinical psychology with Neuropsych quals then post grad diploma in clinical psych - I want to work with 15 - 25 year olds, helping with the transition from living as a dependent child to living as an independent adult, which I know is something many people with mental illnesses struggle with.

Or Sport Psychology. I'm currently a gymnastics coach so it would be beneficial to my club and my gymnasts.
   
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Re: Psychology Majors, What Career Do You Want? - May 25th 2012, 12:37 AM

Was a Psychology major for a year. Plan was to go to Law School. Now, switched into Finance and will be going to Law School.


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Re: Psychology Majors, What Career Do You Want? - May 27th 2012, 07:38 AM

dear lord everyone seems to have their shit figured out lol. all i know is i'm double majoring in psych and cell biology & neuroscience, on the pre-med track. maybe psychiatry. fuck if i know. something that has decent salary and doesn't leave me listening to angsty high schoolers all day long. T_T


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Re: Psychology Majors, What Career Do You Want? - May 27th 2012, 11:54 AM

Not entirely sure yet. Maybe clinical or counselling...I would love to work with children anyway.


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Re: Psychology Majors, What Career Do You Want? - May 27th 2012, 01:20 PM

I'm doing both psychology and special education because I would love to be a special education teacher and a counsellor on the side.
   
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Re: Psychology Majors, What Career Do You Want? - May 27th 2012, 09:56 PM

I started out doing Psychology thinking I would do clinical, but I'm not sure anymore. I've been become overwhelmingly interested in Sexual Behavior, and I've thought about either doing counseling jobs having to do with sexuality or becoming a sexual health educator. However, I'm keeping my psychology major because I love it and can fit my sexuality classes well with it, and may even be able to declare a focus.


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Re: Psychology Majors, What Career Do You Want? - May 28th 2012, 05:32 AM

I got my HBSc and my focus was mostly psychology and biology, mostly neuro. In my final years, I was able to do research courses that integrated psychology, cell biology and a bit of biophysics. I'm gearing toward a Masters in physiology, rehab science, kinesiology or pharmacology, then get certified to practice where I could assess, treat and support certain diagnoses/differential diagnoses.


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