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Career Options - October 28th 2010, 04:19 AM

Im really stumped for life direction.

Currently I am in a Bachelor of Psychology. The main reason I chose this degree is because; I got accepted into it, expectations for future study and blind hope that it would spark interests.

Well now, I dont know about my possibilities anymore. When I think about my future and what I want to do, I draw a blank. I know what I dont want, such as being poor or unable to buy the things that I want but I also dont want a boring, unsatisfying job.

People always say you should get inspiration and build off your hobbies to find and interesting career path. My hobbies total: playing games and sitting on facebook so there is no luck there.

A major concern of mine is that i'll end up going through this Bachelor and end up knowing nothing of use, this sparked because when I think about how little study I do, it makes me think I couldn't possibly be interested in this field. I buy my required textbooks at the start of the year and have barely opened them the whole year.

What does a person do with no direction?
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Re: Career Options - October 29th 2010, 05:53 AM

All right.
So, you like playing games. Maybe you would like a field in electronics, like video game designer. I think you would really like those jobs.
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Re: Career Options - October 29th 2010, 11:33 PM

If you want to go the B.Psych method, think about the career options you have with that and decide if any of them fit you.

With just a B.Pysch, you're looking at:
Education field, but not a high school teacher as this is not a "teachable" subject (core academics).
Human Resources / Personnel Selection
Advertising field (they need people who know what the audience is going to react to)
Therapist (non-certified)
Job Training for big companies

If you went on to a graduate degree:
Clinical Counselor (Masters or higher)
Clinical Psychologist (Doctorate)
School Counselor (maybe with only BA? not sure)
Pretty much anything you can do with just the bachelors
College Lecturer (Masters)
College/University professor (Doctorate)
Research assistant to a Psych Doctorate holder (Masters)
Research (Doctorate)

Other possible job opportunities:
Hostage Negotiator

...I'm sure there are others, just can't think of them now.

The walls are high, the walls are strong
I've been trapped in this castle that I built for far too long
You have surrounded me, a sea on every side
The cracks are forming and I've got no where to hide
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