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    does anyone know how the job market is like for psychology students? i, myself am interested in study psychology (decided to go for it as i "interested in it" and also i used to have regular meetings with my own psychologists; been inspired from this.) this upcoming october. however, i've read quite a few posts here on tsr and now i feel uneasy about the whole career. i know that it's competitive (what job isn't nowadays(?)) and it takes hard work, but i just don't know what to do. i know for a fact that i want to work for the nhs. could someone please enlighten me on this topic? any current students studying this subject that are regretting/regretted taking the subject? and how was your experience like?

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    (Original post by cucumberhater)
    does anyone know how the job market is like for psychology students? i, myself am interested in study psychology (decided to go for it as i "interested in it" and also i used to have regular meetings with my own psychologists; been inspired from this.) this upcoming october. however, i've read quite a few posts here on tsr and now i feel uneasy about the whole career. i know that it's competitive (what job isn't nowadays(?)) and it takes hard work, but i just don't know what to do. i know for a fact that i want to work for the nhs. could someone please enlighten me on this topic? any current students studying this subject that are regretting/regretted taking the subject? and how was your experience like?

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    (Original post by cucumberhater)
    does anyone know how the job market is like for psychology students? i, myself am interested in study psychology (decided to go for it as i "interested in it" and also i used to have regular meetings with my own psychologists; been inspired from this.) this upcoming october. however, i've read quite a few posts here on tsr and now i feel uneasy about the whole career. i know that it's competitive (what job isn't nowadays(?)) and it takes hard work, but i just don't know what to do. i know for a fact that i want to work for the nhs. could someone please enlighten me on this topic? any current students studying this subject that are regretting/regretted taking the subject? and how was your experience like?

    thanks.
    It is pretty tricky. If you want to go into clinical psychology you will be expected to take a masters after your undergraduate degree. Maybe even a PhD is required to go further down that path, I'm not entirely sure. But either way you have to commit to post-graduate education. I have friends from my year going down this path and I'm sure they will do well.

    It's good that you are thinking about career options. I too was interested in psychology before my degree, but I never really considered career options. I'm now pursuing law.
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    (Original post by cucumberhater)
    does anyone know how the job market is like for psychology students? i, myself am interested in study psychology (decided to go for it as i "interested in it" and also i used to have regular meetings with my own psychologists; been inspired from this.) this upcoming october. however, i've read quite a few posts here on tsr and now i feel uneasy about the whole career. i know that it's competitive (what job isn't nowadays(?)) and it takes hard work, but i just don't know what to do. i know for a fact that i want to work for the nhs. could someone please enlighten me on this topic? any current students studying this subject that are regretting/regretted taking the subject? and how was your experience like?

    thanks.
    What kind of role would you want at the NHS?

    If you aspire to be a Clinical Psychologist for the NHS you'd need to do the BSc, then gain a lot of relevant volunteering and assistant psychologist work before applying to a Clinical Psychology Doctorate, which is very competitive.

    You could also apply for a Counselling Psychology Doctorate, but as far as I know, it's likely you'd have to pay directly for such doctorate, where as the Clinical Psychology Doctorate is funded by the NHS.
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    It is pretty tricky. If you want to go into clinical psychology you will be expected to take a masters after your undergraduate degree. Maybe even a PhD is required to go further down that path, I'm not entirely sure. But either way you have to commit to post-graduate education. I have friends from my year going down this path and I'm sure they will do well.

    It's good that you are thinking about career options. I too was interested in psychology before my degree, but I never really considered career options. I'm now pursuing law.
    Law? Wow! What made you choose Law??
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    Law? Wow! What made you choose Law??
    It was a combination of personal interest and career prospects. I've known a handful of other psychology graduates who have done, or are doing the same. Doing psychology first has just meant that it's a longer (and more expensive) route!
 
 
 
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