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    I'm having a really difficult time deciding between two career paths - both quite different, both quite unconventional and both requiring a lot more study which is why I only have to time and money to pursue one.

    I'm looking to go into Psychology - and do an IAPT course, after doing some volunteer work in mental health. This is scheme introduced by the NHS to qualify to be a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) in one year - which specialises in treating people with depression and anxiety. Then from this you can continually do more training and progress within the psychology sector. This seems as if its the safest option as it provides good career structure. I've suffered depression and anxiety myself and feel as though I could definitely help. I'm also very passionate about psychology and want to continually learn and develop my knowledge.

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    Ecology and conservation. I'm a biology graduate and I am very passionate about the natural world and would love nothing more than a job which allows me to be outside with nature. Helping animals and helping with conservation projects would be the dream but I'm aware how difficult this is to get paid work. A more rational path would be for me to train in ecology and pursue a masters in ecology and conservation with the hopes of getting a phd or failing that training in ecology and trying to get as much work experience as possible.


    I want to continue to lean thats extremely important to me. I don't want an office job or conventional 9-5 sitting inside a corporate company with the main aims of just making lots of money for someone else. I would like to feel as though my work makes a difference, however small.


    If anyone can help me at all with this decision that would be much appreciated
    Be that more information on either field or just in decision making.

    Thanks!
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    i might be a bit biased and go for the ecology option because i love it too
    but at the same time it isnt the most financially secure
    have you looked into research? although, you may not want to be in a lab all day if you dont want to work in an office all day, but i guess its a bit different
 
 
 
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