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1. Find Reward In Helping Others

1. Find Reward In Helping Others

  • One of the major attractions of becoming a psychologist is the opportunity to help others.

If you enjoy working with people, a career in psychology is a great choice. While the job can be stressful at times, many psychologists describe their jobs as very gratifying and fulfilling.

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2. Have A Flexible Work Schedule

2. Have A Flexible Work Schedule

  • One big advantage of becoming a psychologist is that you can have a rewarding career and still have plenty of time to spend with your friends and family.

Psychologists who work in hospitals or mental health offices may not have work schedules that are as flexible as their self-employed counterparts, but there are still plenty of opportunities to set hours that work with your life and family demands.

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3. Earn A Potentially High Salary

3. Earn A Potentially High Salary

Some individuals opt to work part-time, still earning a respectable income while leaving time to care for children and fulfill other personal obligations.

  • It is important to note that these salaries reflect professionals who hold advanced degrees in their fields.
  • Those who have earned an undergraduate degree in psychology cannot refer to themselves as psychologists, as it is a legally protected title.
  • Those with bachelor's level degrees also face lower salaries and fewer job options than those with more training.

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4. Run Your Own Business

4. Run Your Own Business

If you enjoy working for yourself and have an entrepreneurial spirit, becoming a psychologist can be an excellent career choice. Establishing your own private therapy practice gives you the opportunity to have full control over your career.

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5. Find Plenty Of New Challenges

5. Find Plenty Of New Challenges

The field of psychology is both diverse and challenging, so no matter which field you choose to pursue, you probably won't find yourself bored very often.

  • Clinical psychologists face constant challenges from clients who need their help in solving problems.
  • Other specialty areas such as sports psychology and forensic psychology face their own unique demands and obstacles. Being a psychologist might be stressful at times, but the profession presents intellectual challenges that keep the job interesting.

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6. Meet A Wide Variety Of People

6. Meet A Wide Variety Of People

If you enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their full potential, then becoming a psychologist can be extremely rewarding.

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