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So I recently read this article and a few others-

http://www.bbc.com/news/education-41693230

Psychology is ranked pretty low in terms of median salary and general success. In India, there is a demand for psychologists so they are paid fairly well. I'm wondering if that's the case in other countries too? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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(Original post by AnnSwift)
So I recently read this article and a few others-

http://www.bbc.com/news/education-41693230

Psychology is ranked pretty low in terms of median salary and general success. In India, there is a demand for psychologists so they are paid fairly well. I'm wondering if that's the case in other countries too? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
There are all sorts of psychologists doing all sorts of things at various levels. These are also grad salary rates whereas in that sort of field you do need further study so lots of people are still students or in jobs that are not high paying as they are not qualified enough.
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It's not really a fair comparison, as your undergraduate degree in psychology doesn't qualify you as a psychologist.

In fact if you were to compare like for like between a 5 year medical degree plus 2 Foundation years that qualifes you as Specilaist training medic (7 years), and a 3year Bsc + 3 year DClinPsy that qualifes you as a Band 7 Clinical Psychologist, Salaries for both are in the £30-40k region. In my case, "5 years after graduating" from my DClinPsy I was on £42K.

The problem comes from the fact that most people don't go onto become psychologists, (unlike Medicine) so there is a huge amount of variance in what people do and earn within psychology.
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