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Forensic or Clinical Psychology?

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    In your opinion, what do you think is a better career choice, (responsibilities, pay, competition, workload, taking these things into account etc)
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    Honestly, I wouldn't say there is a 'better choice' per se.

    Arguably there's more scope for variety in clinical psychology, wider range of areas to go into. But that's simplifying things rather, and both are extremely competitive. I don't know about responsibilities/workload, but imagine these would vary based on the particular role/experience/grading rather than the specialism itself.

    Vague as it sounds, my answer would probably just be whichever somebody finds interests them most. I turned down my MSc Forensic Psychology offer for a completely different area of psychology which objectively is nowhere near so respected, but it was the area I love and I have no regrets whatsoever.

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    (Original post by Liv1204)
    Vague as it sounds, my answer would probably just be whichever somebody finds interests them most. I turned down my MSc Forensic Psychology offer for a completely different area of psychology which objectively is nowhere near so respected, but it was the area I love and I have no regrets whatsoever.

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    I would say that is very helpful advice. Both strands pay well in terms of senior roles. The range of advancement in both strands is wide and varied.

    I second the advice to go with your interest. You will need motivation, determination and at least an inclining of passion to climb the professional ladder. With any profession where you work with people, if you don't like the work you are doing it's a long hard struggle to progress.
 
 
 
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