Why do people say psychology or clinical psychology is badly paid ?Watch
At least in medicine you're pretty much guaranteed a job.
when starting salaries are 40k upwards ok assistant jobs are 20k but thats trainee level right ?
I am studying it because I am interested in human behaviour and the limitations of the human mind/brain, as well as everything it can do. The things I have learned about people in the studies I have looked at has been genuinely shocking (and it's always handy knowing human psychology to work to your advantage in some situations ). People forget that research psychologists exist who do research regularly with some lectures in the process. Research psychologists have changed how people are interviewed by police and so people who are vulnerable are handled correctly, whilst encouraging memory recall without causing the memory to reconstruct false information/memories and they have made the justice system seriously consider the value of eyewitness testimony. A psychologist who studied human attention was involved in how plane cockpits were designed and others who studied animals helped in the production of anxiety medications. I don't think people appreciate the things they have achieved in a relatively short time!
Only about 20% of graduates become doctors in psychology. The skills I learn in my degree will allow me to work in the government as an intelligence/data analyst and I am aiming to become a crime analyst which is also a £25K with chances to get to £30K with promotion and experience. Not only do the skills I learn help me to get there, my knowledge of forensic psychology will give me a whole new insight into predicting criminal behaviour and preventing further crime, a job that is not known about and works tirelessly in the background to protect the public.
So in short, the salaries from base level to the highest level range from £25,000 to about £85,000 (experienced psychologist, head of department).