Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCareers & EmploymentHealth Care · 1 month ago

Is going back to school for a degree in psychology worth it? Are there many jobs accessible with that degree? And jobs that pay well?

9 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    My first job out of college was in the field of psycholgy in government service. I had studied the subject formally and took an entry level job, then was trained, certified and licensed in the field as well as formally educated over the next 5 years as I advanced through the ranks.

    But I never completed the coursework to be a Psychologist. I went into a high paying outside sales and management job and from there started my own business, then parlayed that into a career as an investor.

    The point is that the skills I learned in psychology at my first job served me very well in my following careers and I studied independently &  considered completing my degree. But I didn't.

    So thinking of a degree solely based on income and employment potential doesn't always align with the underlying value of the knowlege gained. You have to prove yourself to your employer.

    My experience won't be the best roadmap for everyone by any means but I got my foot in the door and didn't expect top dollar when I started. I tried a field that appealed to me and when I liked it, dedicated myself to advancing within it then used that to move into other careers that would help me gain skills I ultimately needed for the end game. It took years, a lot of effort andthongs weren't always perfect but that's reality.

  • 1 month ago

    There aren't many jobs if all you have is a bachelor's degree in psychology. You'll be entry-level qualified for most of them, which does NOT pay well. Sorry to say there just isn't a huge job market out there. 

    There are SOME places you might get a foot in the door--testing facilities, social work, or law enforcement might be three. But to be a practicing psychologist, you need at least a Master's, interning, and possibly connections in the field. 

  • 1 month ago

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  • 1 month ago


    General psychology doesn't lead to a career.

    the job market is saturated and low paying.

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  • 1 month ago

    You dont pick a degree and then wonder what jobs you will get, you should have a career goal in mind (perhaps not specific, but in general) and then research what education you need to get there and if advanced education is required etc and the job outlook and market.

  • 1 month ago

    If you have a real plan on how to use the degree, then it can be worth it.  In general, a psychology degree is like a communications degree.  Undergraduate students get one because they don't know what they want to do and it is generic with the lowest graduation requirements at the college.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    New graduates of any degree are unproved so most do not get a 'well paid job' straight from graduating

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Have you googled jobs in Psychology or shall we list them for you ?

  • Robert
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    About every third goy on the block is some kind of councilor and I suppose there is more need today than when people understood and accepted a bit of responsivity and disappointment in their lives.  Still how many is enough?  If I were starting out I'd want to learn a skill in something I enjoyed doing.  You worry about jobs that pay well.  None do in the beginning.  Once you acquire a skill and rise to a level above others doing that skill, you make more money.  But you'll enjoy the work if you do something you enjoy.  So don't look at the money.  Look at what you like, then look at potential.  Is there a current and future need for more people doing that?  Can you excel at the skill?  If so, the money will come 

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