If you are majoring in psychology (or simply considering it), it is important to spend some time thinking about your career goals. The career path you plan to take will play a major role in the type of degree you need to earn. While a bachelor's degree may be sufficient for some entry-level careers, many more advanced positions require a master's or doctorate degree. For example, you should earn either a Ph.D. in Psychology or a Psy.D. if your goal is to someday own and operate your own psychotherapy practice.
Check out this article to learn more about the major types of psychology degrees, including information on how long it takes to earn each degree and the kinds of jobs that are available with that educational background.
If you're not quite sure what you want to do when you finish school, be sure to take our Psychology Career Quiz. It can offer some valuable feedback on the type of jobs that might be best-suited to your interests and goals.
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