Real People, Real Jobs, Real Rewards

Real People, Real Jobs, Real Rewards : What Can You Do with a Major in Psychology?

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This is your guide to glide from campus to career Newsflash! A degree in psychology doesn't have to lead to a lifetime of listening to patients on couches. Whether you're a student considering majoring in psychology or already have a degree and want to begin or change your career, this is your guide to exciting opportunities that range from the traditional to the unconventional.The information goes beyond typical job descriptions to include: advice on college and curriculum choices - courses, internships, and more; tips to help you land a job you'll love; profiles of real graduates, their jobs, and how they got them Inside, real-life information from an art therapist, a sports psychologist, a forensic psychologist, a school psychologist, a corporate psychologist, and a community psychologist; overviews of typical salary levels, hours, and work environments; extensive additional resources, including Web sites, professional organizations, periodicals, and more; and, licensing requirements. With this thorough analysis of the field, you can base your education and career decisions on practical information plus the invaluable first-hand insight of professionals who have 'been there and done that'.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 137.2 x 208.3 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Cliffs Notes Inc.,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0764576097
  • 9780764576096

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Your guide to glide from campus to career Newsflash! A degree in psychology doesn't have to lead to a lifetime of listening to patients on couches. Whether you're a student considering majoring in psychology or already have a degree and want to begin or change your career, this is your guide to exciting opportunities that range from the traditional to the unconventional. The information goes beyond typical job descriptions to include: Advice on college and curriculum choices--courses, internships, and moreTips to help you land a job you'll loveProfiles of real graduates, their jobs, and how they got themInside, real-life information from an art therapist, a sports psychologist, a forensic psychologist, a school psychologist, a corporate psychologist, and a community psychologistOverviews of typical salary levels, hours, and work environmentsExtensive additional resources, including Web sites, professional organizations, periodicals, and moreLicensing requirementsWith this thorough analysis of the field, you can base your education and career decisions on practical information plus the invaluable first-hand insight of professionals who have "been there and done that."show more

About Shelley O'Hara

Shelley O'Hara is a professional writer and the author of more than 100 books. She holds a master's in English from the University of Maryland.show more

Table of contents

Foreword. About This Book. Chapter 1: Majoring in Psychology. Chapter 2: Choosing a College. Chapter 3: Making the Most of Your Time at College. Chapter 4: Attending Graduate School in Psychology. Chapter 5: Breaking into the Psychology Job Market. Chapter 6: Career Possibilities for a Psychology Major. Chapter 7: Case Studies. Appendix: Resources. Index.show more

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