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Which Psychology Career Is Right for You?

Your Psychology Career Quiz Results

Based on your quiz results, you might want to consider some type of therapeutic career in psychology. Fortunately, there are a number of different therapy-related careers to choose from. The following are just a few of the top choices you should consider.

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Clinical Psychologist

Clinical psychologists often work in hospitals, private practice or academic settings. Clinicians are trained in a range of techniques and theoretical approaches. Some specialize in treating certain psychological disorders, while others work with clients suffering from a wide variety of problems. Clinicians must have a doctorate degree in clinical psychology.

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School Psychologist

School psychologists work with individual students and groups of students to deal with behavioral problems, academic difficulties, disabilities, and other issues. They also work with teachers and parents to develop techniques to deal with home and classroom behavior. Two to three years of graduate education in school psychology is usually necessary, but specific requirements can vary by state.

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Counselors work in a variety of settings, including private practice, hospitals and school. Many counselor choose to specialize in a certain area, such as youth counseling or marriage and family counseling. While requirements can vary from state to state, most require at least three years of graduate education in counseling.

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Social Worker

Social work is a diverse career choice that offers a lot of flexibility. Social worker work in job areas such as child welfare protection, psychosocial rehabilitation, drug and alcohol cessation and government assistance. A minimum of a bachelor's degree is required, but many choose to earn a master's in social work in order to enjoy the increased job opportunities and higher salary scale.

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