What You Can Do with a Major in Psychology?

Chapter 6 in What You Can Do with a Major in Psychology? reviews some of the career possibilities for psychology majors. Which careers in psychology interest you the most? Why? What would you need to do to attain one of those careers? Include both short-term and long-term goals.

The one career choice that piqued my interest was a career counselor in education. I want to be a teacher some day. It would be nice to be able to have the option to be a school counselor as well. Besides a psychology degree would probably be good for the average public school these days. In Texas, you must obtain a degree in whatever field you would like to teach or get certified in that field to teach. It would be nice to have a degree in psychology so that I could be a school counselor as well as be certified to teach several subjects. Of course, a short-term goal would be to first finish this class and then obtain my associates in psychology. Once I had that degree I could actually sub in Texas, but I want to get a four-year degree first, so I can start at higher pay. Also, it would probably be difficult to work, go to college, and take care of my children (although I am sure there are some who do it). A long-term goal would be to obtain a four-year degree in psychology so that I can start my education career in earnest, which would eventually culminate in a long-term teaching position at a big school district. 

References

Nevid, J.S., Rathus, S.A. (2005). Psychology and the challenges of life: Adjustment in the new millennium. Danvers, M.A.: Wiley.

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