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What kind of work can you do with just a BA in Psychology?

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I agree with the posters below. I have a BA in Psychology with several national honors, and it is very difficult to get a job in this field. In order to practice any sort of clinical or patient therapy, you must have a minimum of a MA or have the certifications required by your field. I'm going into Substance Abuse Counseling and all I need is a certificate to practice -- and a good foot in the door. But that's Washington state.. I don't know the policies of your location. The PsyD program is a wonderful idea, as you can work towards your MA and your Doctorates all in one foul swoop. I would recommend researching your field and establishing what you're going to need to be the most successful. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the bottom line is that you're going to need a minimum of M.A. Good Luck!

Well I'm doing my BA in psych right now. The short answer is that if you want a job related to the degree, not a hell of a lot. To work as a psychologist, you need a phD, as a social worker you need an MSW, but there are some office jobs that will hire anyone with a bachelor degree of any kind. Also, if you're in the US (I'm not), you can do a PsyD program and become a psychologist.

If you are interested in Psychology, you can go for 2 years and become and RN (registered nurse) and go on to get your BA in psych. After that, you can do pretty much the same thing as someone with a masters or phD in psych. This way, you end up spending less time and money in school, and if the psych aspect doesn't work out for you, you can work as a nurse in pretty much any dept anywhere you want.

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