I want to go into Psychology but I don't know which sector to go into? Watch
Obviously there is the counselor route
and then there is the criminology route
or the psychiatry route,
but i'm not sure,
I was wondering if someone could give me some advice or if someone has any experience or knows anything about it?
To be a psychiatrist you need to train to be a doctor, not do psychology. Clinical psychologists have a lot of overlap with the types of clients they will work with though
So, good question. You don't need to make set your mind on that and properly decide. I am in my third year and still don't know which sector I would like to work in. However, it is good that you are thinking about it, this will help you narrow down what you want to do or focus gaining work experience in or studying in further detail. I would say just research each area and then see which one speaks to you the most, you can use this link to see about each sector: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...ree/psychology.
I have 3 sectors I am interested in: forensic, educational and art therapy. At the moment, I am gaining as much experience for each, and trying other areas too. This helps me decide what the work is like and what I like and dislike. So, that could also be something you could try to help you narrow your options down. But, I wouldn't get so stressed as well, just because in a year or 2 years or 5 years, this could change! You can also take the quiz here to find out what would suit you, but again, this could change with time: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/.
Hope this helps!
Criminal psychologists are actually forensic psychologists, you'd have to do a Bachelors degree in Psychology and then a Masters in Forensic Psychology afterwards.
Counsellors are different from psychologists, you'd do a degree in Counselling or more vocational courses like a diploma.