Exploring Psychology Careers
Davidson, Clifford Jr.
PSY/350 Professional Orientation in Psychology
When most people think about the field of psychology, the vision that comes up is the main sitting behind a desk with tons of books on the human mind behind them, all of the degrees and certifications hanging from the wall and is here to discuss a client’s issue. While that is the case in a certain situations what often get lost is how vast and versatility majoring in psychology can be if one choses to pursue this field. In fact, it’s that versatility that makes the psychology field such an attractive major to go into especially for undergraduates that may not have any additional plans to receive any more schooling. Many students who earn a Bachelor’s degree can obtain jobs in the human service field as far as case workers and counseling and can also lead to various alternative career paths in fields like business, human resources, teaching or marketing. The real that this major provides such flexibility is due the skill set that is needed for this major. Students in this field are looked to have skills such as communication, interpersonal evaluation, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. These skills are will allow you to market yourself to employers especially those looking for good interpersonal skills in their company. Also something to take into account is that if pursuing a degree in the field of psychology is the reason that people chose this field is the opportunity to learn about the human mind. Unlike something like biology or a medical based major, psychology is the chance for students to learn more about the inner workings of the mind and want to understand the emotions, behaviors and interactions of others on a deeper level, which translates to a wide variety of specialized areas in this field.
Not all careers in psychology will be the same as they will fall under different sections under that large...