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Lots I would imagine. Many government agencies are looking for people to work with such a degree. Or you can do private practice under supervision, depending on the license laws of the state or country you are in I guess. Or perhaps work in a school setting. Sounds like a cool degree!
Besides the obvious counseling jobs you would prepare for via specializing in a counseling area during your MS program (i.e., School Counseling, Career Counseling, Community Counseling, etc.), a general MS Counseling degree is a good base for a career in HR or, in my case, research (marketing/consumer research). I specialized in School Counseling so the Education courses and fieldwork required also helped me in areas of staff training and supervision. Understanding human psychology (motivation) has proved to be very hepful to me both personally and professionally. In short, it's a degree with many applications in the world of work.
You would pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology. The doctorate would take approximately four years post bachelor's to complete. The actual length of time depends much on how long it takes a student to prepare and defend their dissertation, which is an individual student project advancing an original view point on a topic of the students choosing with extensive supporting research and approved by the designated committee.
One of the benefits of being a clinical psychologist is that you get to help people. Many find this rewarding. Other benefits include a flexible schedule, and good pay.
master of professional psychology
There are some schools that offer a master's degree in clinical psychology, however they a rare. Most all licensed clinical psychologists have a doctorate.
If it is to study clinical psychology, it is more advisable to study first psychology generally, and then have the domain psychology degree, go to clinical psychology and with knowledge on the subject
I would go to UMass or BU for psychology. They are great psychology schools.
The requirements depend on the specific program of study. There are a number of programs at the master's level in psychology and each will have specific requirements particular to itself. Some programs of study would include, counseling psychology, behaviorism, clinical psychology, school psychology, etc. The master's degree can take approximately two to three years to complete post bachelor's degree. The actual length of time depends on the specific program of study; the credit load carried per semester, and provided the student takes the degree as prescribed by the college or university.
No a bachelor's degree in psychology does not make you a psychologist. The minimum degree is a master's (in some cases such as a school psychologist) with a doctorate and licsense needed for most kinds of clinical and or therapeutic work.
With an associates in psychology you can go on to achieve a bachelor's in psychology, but you can't practice with patient's until you have at least a master's degree.
Check with the school you have an interest in and inquire about the prerequisite coursework required for the degree. There may be a number of choices particular to psychology at the master's level. For example, behavioral science, general psychology, school psychology, industrial psychology, etc.
You can obtain a degree in psychology at all levels to include associate, bachelor, master's, and doctorate degrees. The lower the degree, the less opportunity for jobs within psychology. When thinking about careers within the field of psychology, you should think about obtaining the minimum of a master's degree.
A bachelors of arts or science is oftentimes required for a graduate degree in psychology including a masters.
There are many colleges that offer a Masters Degree in Psychology. One of the colleges that offers a Masters Degree in Psychology is the University of Phoenix.
Most major universities offer degrees in clinical psychology. The web site of the American Psychological Association, apa.org, has resources on psychology education to get you started.