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Hello,

I am a psychology graduate and am now stuck with what career I wish to pursue.

I am considering speech and language therapy - does anyone know how I would go about this with a psychology degree? Do you have to do a conversion course? or a masters in speech and language therapy?

Also, what other jobs have other people gone into with a psychology degree? I really don't know what I want to do - and i'm currently stuck whilst applying for a new job.

Thanks very much!
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You can do a two-year masters to qualify to be a speech and language therapist. You can do any graduate jobs that don't require specific degrees, along with further study (and probably work experience first) to become a particular type of psychologist
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Check with the speech therapist, as many years ago you had to do exams for each level of speech to be able to do the therapy - much like music exams but for pronunciation and diction.
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(Original post by Purdy7)
Check with the speech therapist, as many years ago you had to do exams for each level of speech to be able to do the therapy - much like music exams but for pronunciation and diction.
I think you might be confusing speech and language therapy with elocution training. They're not the same. SLTs work with people who have disorders of speech, language, and swallowing (stroke, Parkinson's, developmental disability, etc.), not people who want to study elocution.

To the OP, you need to take either a two-year intensive Master's in SLT or do a second BSc in speech and language therapy, normally three years.
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I graduated 2015 and I've been working as a software engineer ever since (fyi I had been programming for like 4 yrs as a hobby before I graduated). In terms of speech and language therapy from my experience anything with the words 'clinical' or 'therapy' of any kind tend to reqire some level of postgrad study that is more specialised. I'm not 100% sure what you would study at postgrad level though, mabye some developmental/cognitive stuff.

In terms of jobs with just a psych degree, I would defo look into user experience research jobs. User experience design and research are both big and growing fields in tech. User design research jobs tends to look for people with a solid understanding quanititative and qualitative research mothods at an academic level. There are a lot of underqualified people doing those jobs atm and they're snapping up psych/anthropology/sociology grads.

Thats just my 2 cents.
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