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Posted 9/14/14

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I'm in an University where the 2nd largest amount of graduates are Psychology majors. My ex was a Psychology major and I'm about to earn a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Not to burst your bubble of curiosity but you better study a hard science (biology, chemistry, bioengineering, etc) in conjunction with Psychology. Otherwise you'll not find any jobs for Psychology majors and the ones that you find are actually low paying (40k<x<50k). My ex isn't even working in anything related to psychology which was a shock to her and she was earning <45k.

May I suggest something like Neuroscience! Psychology is interesting like Philosophy that been said the job prospect are bleak and low paying.

Please, don't misunderstand I don't really care what you end up studying as we're all working towards our own dreams but Psychology is one of the most awarded degrees in the USA and that makes the field super competitive and low paying not to mention that in order to really do something with it you need to earn a MS or PhD otherwise prepare to work in an office building answering phones.


I was thinking of going for a Psy.D, actually. What I want to do is be a clinical psychologist. Actually diagnosing and treating mental disorders through therapy.


If you don't want much money for your worth be a clinical psychologist
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If you don't want much money for your worth be a clinical psychologist


If you want to be constructive go get a life.
Posted 9/14/14

Phersu wrote:


Nyuboom wrote:

If you don't want much money for your worth be a clinical psychologist


If you want to be constructive go get a life.


Stating facts always seem to piss people off
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Stating facts always seem to piss people off


Not my fault. Truth is to blame if that pissed you off.
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Posted 9/14/14

Phersu wrote:


Lindwurm wrote:

I'm in an University where the 2nd largest amount of graduates are Psychology majors. My ex was a Psychology major and I'm about to earn a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Not to burst your bubble of curiosity but you better study a hard science (biology, chemistry, bioengineering, etc) in conjunction with Psychology. Otherwise you'll not find any jobs for Psychology majors and the ones that you find are actually low paying (40k<x<50k). My ex isn't even working in anything related to psychology which was a shock to her and she was earning <45k.

May I suggest something like Neuroscience! Psychology is interesting like Philosophy that been said the job prospect are bleak and low paying.

Please, don't misunderstand I don't really care what you end up studying as we're all working towards our own dreams but Psychology is one of the most awarded degrees in the USA and that makes the field super competitive and low paying not to mention that in order to really do something with it you need to earn a MS or PhD otherwise prepare to work in an office building answering phones.


I was thinking of going for a Psy.D, actually. What I want to do is be a clinical psychologist. Actually diagnosing and treating mental disorders through therapy.


If that's the case then more power to you. Because you've actually thought out what specific branch of Psychology interest you. Go for it, I'd recommend interning (shadowing) for any Psychology institute as soon as possible because University and real world are two completely different worlds.

I'd still recommend you study something grounded in hard science in conjunction just to cover your bases and expand your knowledge and usable skills. Good luck to you!
Posted 9/14/14

Phersu wrote:


Nyuboom wrote:

Stating facts always seem to piss people off


Not my fault. Truth is to blame if that pissed you off.


I'm not pissed at all
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My goal is to work for the FBI as a criminal psychologist/profiler, which is why I'm majoring in Psychology (and one other thing). The thing is, I really like science (chemistry, physics, etc.), but I'm absolutely terrible at math, disproportionately so compared to everything else. That's one reason psychology is one of my main focusses. I have other reasons too, of course.
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I'm not pissed at all :D


I'm kinda hungry.
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