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How to Find Your Ideal Career in Psychology

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideJuly 27, 2011

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Are you thinking about pursuing a psychology profession? As you begin your career planning, it is important to understand that there are many different paths you can take within psychology. By assessing your own needs, interests and talents, you will have a better idea of which specialty area might be right for you.

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Take the Psychology Career Quiz

How do you know which career is right for you? Start by taking this quick quiz to learn more about some of the career options that might be best suited to your interests.

Learn More About Specialty Areas

Now that you've discovered which career areas you're interested in, start learning more about the various specialty areas within psychology. We've got lots of career overviews that you can peruse including jobs in areas like forensic psychology, health psychology and clinical psychology.

Consider Educational Requirements and Salaries

Once you have a list of potential career areas, it is time to further research the educational requirements and salaries for each option. Some entry-level jobs might require a bachelor's degree, while more advanced-level jobs will probably require a graduate degree in psychology. While earning potential should definitely not be your only consideration, it is something that you will probably want to learn more about before you make a firm decision. Learn more about how much psychologists earn.

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