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    ive had 2 jobs so far, 1 job was earning 20k for 2 years and now im on 29k for year and a half. i worked it out that after tax and travel.i was earning 47 poundsa day in first job and 77 in my current. i dont enjoy these jobs and the play is not enough for London.

    I've got a degree in psychology and thinking of becoming psychological practitioner after a master's and I can earn decent amount part time.

    anyone else gone down psychology route , is it worth the low pay in beginning, and having job satisfaction? alternatively I may look at grad schemes even tho I an 25.
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    (Original post by jasmin058)
    ive had 2 jobs so far, 1 job was earning 20k for 2 years and now im on 29k for year and a half. i worked it out that after tax and travel.i was earning 47 poundsa day in first job and 77 in my current. i dont enjoy these jobs and the play is not enough for London.

    I've got a degree in psychology and thinking of becoming psychological practitioner after a master's and I can earn decent amount part time.

    anyone else gone down psychology route , is it worth the low pay in beginning, and having job satisfaction? alternatively I may look at grad schemes even tho I an 25.
    With any sector you will have to start at the bottom and work your way up. How and how quickly you progress will depend on your skills and experience and in some cases your qualifications. Pick things that interests you and then work at them.
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    (Original post by jasmin058)
    ive had 2 jobs so far, 1 job was earning 20k for 2 years and now im on 29k for year and a half. i worked it out that after tax and travel.i was earning 47 poundsa day in first job and 77 in my current. i dont enjoy these jobs and the play is not enough for London.

    I've got a degree in psychology and thinking of becoming psychological practitioner after a master's and I can earn decent amount part time.

    anyone else gone down psychology route , is it worth the low pay in beginning, and having job satisfaction? alternatively I may look at grad schemes even tho I an 25.
    Hi there,

    The average wage for London is currently £39,934. So in comparison with your current wage it is below average however for 25, I wouldn't say that it is too bad.

    Once you start practising as a fully qualified chartered psychologist your start wage could be between £31,000 and £41,000. With experience this tends to average at around £57,000. Depending on your specialism in psychology and how high you progress you could earn up to £98,500 (please note that these are national averages for this career sector).

    As with any career you tend to start at the bottom in terms of pay grade and work your way up. It's up to you to decide if this is worth it.

    We are available on TSR should you wish to talk about this further or you can contact an adviser for free on 0800 100 900 or through our website - https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ontact-us/home

    Thanks - Sophie.
 
 
 
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