When I dream about my future, the job I can see my self being very passionate about is being a psychologist. A psychologist is a social scientist who studies behavior and mental processes. (“Psychologist”) In order for me to attain this dream I must get a Bachelor of Arts, a Masters Degree in psychology and possibly a Doctorate’s Degree in psychology depending on what kind of institution I would like to work in.
I I will either receive a Ph. D. in psychology or a Doctor of Psychology (Psy. D.) degree and if I do, I will be able to work as a clinical, counseling or research psychologist. If I just decide to get my Master’s in psychology, then I could work as an industrial-organizational psychologist . I will need to take introductory psychology, experimental psychology, and statistics. The starting salaries of psychologists depends on whether they get their Master’s or Doctorate’s degree in psychology. Let’s look at the beginning salary for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists, this is where I would have to get a doctorate’s degree: I would earn
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