Duties and Responsibilities:Psychologists study the human mind. Their research helps us understand behavior, memory and mental health disorders. Through counseling and experimentation, psychologists work to promote safety, understanding and good mental health. They can be found in practically any work environment, including hospitals, schools or corporations. Psychology professions require at least a master’s degree, and most require a doctorate. During their training, psychologists choose an area of specialization. Psychologists must also be licensed or certified at the state or national level.
Education:The amount of time it takes to complete your college education depends largely on your specialty area and career interest. At minimum, you will want to earn your undergraduate degree in psychology or in a related field such as sociology, education, anthropology or social work. Then, you will want to decide if you want to earn a doctorate-level degree. The reason you should make this decision at this point is because many psychology programs do not offer a terminal master’s degree in psychology. In such cases, you will enroll in a graduate program after earning your bachelor’s degree and then spend 4 to 7 years working on your doctorate degree.
Reflection: I wouldn’t mind being one.