Career In Psychology
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Psychology is a discipline which involves a systematic learning of human and non-human behaviour. This subject covers the entire gamut of human actions and reactions, beliefs and faith, thoughts and feelings, emotions and sentiments. It explores in-depth on the interaction between and interpersonal relationships. Psychologists analyze different intentions, reactions and feelings of the mankind. They cure and alter the behavioural patterns of patients to initiate re-adjustment of their thought process and improves the overall quality of their lives. This discipline is very closely related to biology and sociology.
Opportunities in the field of psychology are expanding in number and scope. It has scope in business, medicine and even in computer science. Many of the problems today society and individuals are facing are drug addiction, poor personal relationships, violence at home and in the street and the harm to mother earth are the problems of behaviour. Psychologists contribute solutions to problems through applying scientific principles of psychology. Psychologists are helping employers to make the changes that are needed to adapt at home and workplace. It also has applications in resolving ethnic groups problems. Furthermore, research advances in learning and memory and the integration of physical and mental health care, make psychology more exciting than ever. Careers in psychology are and will always be abundant and in demand. The psychologists have job opportunities in all the fields i.e. laboratories, hospitals, courtrooms, schools and universities, community health centres, prisons and corporate offices.
Psychology is a highly rewarding field. A psychologist salary depends on many factors like his/her qualification, area of specialization and experience in the profession. Professional psychologists with M.Phil and Ph.D degree earn quite handsomely. Those engaged in private practice earn more than government salaried persons.
Masters/Doctorate degree is essential. Training and educational requirements vary considerably depending upon specialty area. The psychologist need at least a master's degree in experimental or industrial-organizational psychology. Clinical psychologist needs a doctorate degree in clinical psychology and 1-3 years of supervised clinical experience.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Problem solving ability.
- Ability to work for longer hours.
- Emotional balance.
- Good decision making.
- Good documentaiton skills
- Good knowlege of human behaviour
- Keen observation
If you record “Yes” for maximum questions then it indicates that you have potential for perusing career in the field of Psychology.
- Do I like to study more about people, their behaviour and their traits?
- Do I have perceptive and probing mind?
- Do I have ability to handle enormous amount of data handling?
- Do I have excellent communication skills?
- Do I have problem solving ability?
- Do I have ability to work for longer hours?
- Do I have emotional balance?
- Am I self-confident?
- Do I have good decision making power?
- Do I love systematic way of working?
- Do I have analysing and interpreting skills?
- Do I read about latest arts news, books and research magazines?
- Do I have a creative mind and deep thinking?
- Do I have keen observation?
- Am I ready to learn and adopt new techniques?
- Do I have social adaptability?
- Do I have physical and emotional expressiveness?
- Do I have ability for improvisation, observation and emulation?
- Do I have ability to imagine and visualize?
- Clinical Psychologist
- Counselling Psychologist
- Health Psychologist
- Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
- Sports Psychologist
- Educational Psychologist
- Applied psychologist
- Criminal psychologist
- Psychologist (air force, navy, clinical, cognitive neuroscientist, educational, development, sports, social, applied, research, etc.)
- Counsellor (career, child, community, mental health, etc)
- Social worker (child welfare, clinical, geriatric, etc)
- Therapist (marriage and family, art , music etc)
- Media psychologist
- Life coach
- Air force, navy and army.
- Schools and colleges.
- Sports academies.
- Research institutes.
- Social orgnizations.
- Sports academies
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Duration: Three years Centres: University of Calcutta. www.caluniv.ac.in and many other reputed colleges.
B.Sc./ B. A. in Psychology Duration: Three years Centres: Many reputed colleges and Universities
Master of Arts in Psychology Duration: Two years
- University of Delhi, University Road, Delhi. www.du.ac.in
- University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. www.uniraj.ernet.in
- Loyola College , Pune www.loyolacollege.edu
- Jamia Millia University, New Delhi. www.jmi.nic.in
- University of Mumbai, Mumbai. www.mu.ac.in
- University of Calcutta, Kolkata. www.caluniv.ac.in
- M. Sc./ M.A. in Psychology Duration: 2 years
- M. Phil in Clinical Psychology Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi http://www.bhu.ac.in
Distance Learning Courses
B.A.Pschychology: Duration: 3 year Eligibility: 12th std.
- Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, (Tamil nadu) www.annamalaiuniversity.ac.in
- University Of Madras, Chennai, (Tamil Nadu) www.unom.ac.in
M.A.Pschychology: Duration: 2 year Eligibility: Graduation
- Central Instittue of Psychiatry http://cipranchi.nic.in