Is BSc Psychology an employable, desirable degree?

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Is BSc Psychology an employable, desirable degree?
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Aside from the minority of graduates that go into a psychology field, it’s just another degree.
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As much as any other academic degree...

Employers tend to not really care much what you studied, so much as just that you studied it (and maybe where). Unless you're trying to go into an area where a particular degree is necessary to work in that area (for example engineering) it's really irrelevant what you study, other than hopefully something you find interesting (and can do well in).

Psychology is not more or less employable than anthropology, archaeology, sociology, history, geography, Classics, philosophy, English literature, etc, etc, as a degree. Unless, per the above, you want to pursue a clinical psychology career, in which case as far as I'm aware a BPS accredited psychology course is a necessary prerequisite.
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(Original post by Benjidude)
Is BSc Psychology an employable, desirable degree?
In my opinion, as I am currently working on my Psychology degree, its a field that is ever expanding with people getting diagnosed with new types of mental health issues every day, I am working towards becoming a high intensity therapist and then perhaps a clinical psychologist as for me a Degree is absoluetly essentail but is only a key to other doors within the psycholgisty field. as you would need to specialise in a particular field.
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(Original post by Benjidude)
Is BSc Psychology an employable, desirable degree?
It's not the degree subject which makes someone employable, its them.
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(Original post by Benjidude)
Is BSc Psychology an employable, desirable degree?
no
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(Original post by Buxey)
In my opinion, as I am currently working on my Psychology degree, its a field that is ever expanding with people getting diagnosed with new types of mental health issues every day, I am working towards becoming a high intensity therapist and then perhaps a clinical psychologist as for me a Degree is absoluetly essentail but is only a key to other doors within the psycholgisty field. as you would need to specialise in a particular field.
Fine - but are there more job openings as a result of this? And if so will they go to fresh graduates, or career changing teachers, solicitors, nurses etc who have done a conversion course and masters and bring loads of experience with them?

Looks a great course, and most students know enough to not expect a job in the field.
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(Original post by Benjidude)
Is BSc Psychology an employable, desirable degree?
no. too many people study psychology. only worth pursuing if you can go to a high tier uni w/ top level department. otherwise? wouldn't bother.
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Is BSc Psychology an employable, desirable degree?
it's a great choice of degree for a career in retail.
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it's a great choice of degree for a career in retail.
No more so than other Humanities or social science degrees, even Law is massively oversaturated with applicants. It's a great choice for any job using people skills such as HR, Marketing, Advertising, Journalism etc as well as all the general graduate schemes.
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If you want to do a psychology related job and you enjoy the work/ content then yes.
It goes without saying that anything good takes hard work. It's only as employable and desirable as you make it.
Do well in it, get experience, make the most out of your opportunities, then it's like almost any other degree.
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it's a great choice of degree for a career in retail.
this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen.

no one is automatically set for a job because of a degree and no one is automatically set for failure because of their degree. it's up to the individual, their motivation, initiative and a dashing of fortune. stop spreading this bs to kids.
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(Original post by harrysbar)
No more so than other Humanities or social science degrees, even Law is massively oversaturated with applicants. It's a great choice for any job using people skills such as HR, Marketing, Advertising, Journalism etc as well as all the general graduate schemes.
this^
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this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen.

no one is automatically set for a job because of a degree and no one is automatically set for failure because of their degree. it's up to the individual, their motivation, initiative and a dashing of fortune. stop spreading this bs to kids.
£17k average starting salary of a psych grad. stop lying to these people
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£17k average starting salary of a psych grad. stop lying to these people
i'm sorry but you're an idiot.

average salaries don't tell you about people's qualities, choices, abilities or aspirations. for all you know most people doing psychology couldn't care less about the corporate world jobs or they're not aware of how to prepare a profile for one due to lack of guidance. contrast that to people doing econ or business where it's shoved in their faces all the time. engage your brain and stop being lazy.
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i'm sorry but you're an idiot.

average salaries don't tell you about people's qualities, choices, abilities or aspirations. for all you know most people doing psychology couldn't care less about the corporate world jobs or they're not aware of how to prepare a profile for one due to lack of guidance. contrast that to people doing econ or business where it's shoved in their faces all the time. engage your brain and stop being lazy.
of course i am mistaken. a psychology degree is just as useful as a medicine degree.
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(Original post by Princepieman)
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(Original post by Princepieman)
this is the dumbest thing I've ever seen.

no one is automatically set for a job because of a degree and no one is automatically set for failure because of their degree. it's up to the individual, their motivation, initiative and a dashing of fortune. stop spreading this bs to kids.
How can you go through university and still not be aware of basic English techniques like hyperbole?

The obvious point is that it's over subscribed and most of the candidates won't get their preferred role. The only people spreading misinformation in this thread are people like yourself saying it's no different from other degrees for employability. That's just objectively false. Law, accounting, nursing, civil, mechanical, geography, computer science ect all have significantly better prospects. Doesn't mean psychology sucks but that's the harsh truth. Way too many people study it given the amount of psychology jobs available.

Don't even get me started on the pay.

OP the answer is no. But if it's your passion then feel free to go ahead.
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(Original post by lucabrasi98)
How can you go through university and still not be aware of basic English techniques like hyperbole?

The obvious point is that it's over subscribed and most of the candidates won't get their preferred role. The only people spreading misinformation in this thread are people like yourself saying it's no different from other degrees for employability. That's just objectively false. Law, accounting, nursing, civil, mechanical, geography, computer science ect all have significantly better prospects. Doesn't mean psychology sucks but that's the harsh truth. Way too many people study it given the amount of psychology jobs available.

Don't even get me started on the pay.

OP the answer is no. But if it's your passion then feel free to go ahead.
ok mate, believe what you want to believe. the people who are actually speaking truth here know the reality of recruiting and "employability" but sure, y'all can keep spreading bs in your echo chamber.
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(Original post by CollectiveSoul)
of course i am mistaken. a psychology degree is just as useful as a medicine degree.
usefulness is absolutely moot in this conversation. you do a medicine degree to become a doctor. you can do a psychology degree out of interest then go into all sorts of graduate destinations or you can choose to try and pursue a career in psychology.

again, stop being lazy with these counterpoints - laziness and "hyperbole" (whatever the hell lucasbrasi98 is on about, probably some STEMlord eng student) are pretty interchangeable in this context.
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(Original post by Princepieman)
usefulness is absolutely moot in this conversation. you do a medicine degree to become a doctor. you can do a psychology degree out of interest then go into all sorts of graduate destinations or you can choose to try and pursue a career in psychology.

again, stop being lazy with these counterpoints - laziness and "hyperbole" (whatever the hell lucasbrasi98 is on about, probably some STEMlord eng student) are pretty interchangeable in this context.
The OP literally asked "Is BSc Psychology an employable, desirable degree"

did you actually read the thread before you responded to it?
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