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I'm considering saving up for the next year or so and applying for 2021/2022 entry to a MSc Health Psychology course but I'm not too sure on the job opportunities available for health psychologists.

I know NHS Scotland run the trainee scheme but apart from that I haven't seen many other opportunities for the stage 2 training or specific job opportunities for those with training - maybe except for the odd clinical health roles that seem esoteric or specialist.

Is anyone here a health psychologist, know where these opportunities are, or if they even exist?

I think the content is great and something that I have interest in. However, I just want to make sure I'm paying for the right course as there's no chance of me getting a postgrad loan so I have to self fund.

Thanks.
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I'm considering saving up for the next year or so and applying for 2021/2022 entry to a MSc Health Psychology course but I'm not too sure on the job opportunities available for health psychologists.

I know NHS Scotland run the trainee scheme but apart from that I haven't seen many other opportunities for the stage 2 training or specific job opportunities for those with training - maybe except for the odd clinical health roles that seem esoteric or specialist.

Is anyone here a health psychologist, know where these opportunities are, or if they even exist?

I think the content is great and something that I have interest in. However, I just want to make sure I'm paying for the right course as there's no chance of me getting a postgrad loan so I have to self fund.

Thanks.
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You would need to complete a stage 2 training course or doctorate in Health Psychology to become qualified as a health psychologist. It would be worth doing the MSc if you plan to continue on this path. There are training opportunities, but I think the doctorate route is more common. Again, if you are unable to get a loan for this, you would also need to self fund this further training.

Once qualified, there are job opportunities, mostly within the NHS.

I'm not a health psychologist, but it was a route I looked into before. I've decided to go down the clinical or counselling psychology route (undecided at the moment). Still, I hope this helps a little.
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Hey!

You would need to complete a stage 2 training course or doctorate in Health Psychology to become qualified as a health psychologist. It would be worth doing the MSc if you plan to continue on this path. There are training opportunities, but I think the doctorate route is more common. Again, if you are unable to get a loan for this, you would also need to self fund this further training.

Once qualified, there are job opportunities, mostly within the NHS.

I'm not a health psychologist, but it was a route I looked into before. I've decided to go down the clinical or counselling psychology route (undecided at the moment). Still, I hope this helps a little.
Thanks for the advice. Just, out of curiosity though, why did you opt against health psychology and choose clinical/counselling. Because I have just done the exact opposite lol
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Thanks for the advice. Just, out of curiosity though, why did you opt against health psychology and choose clinical/counselling. Because I have just done the exact opposite lol
I'm just more interested in the therapy side and the types of research involved with them. I liked the sound of Health Psychology, too, but I was really interested in the MSc I am doing now rather than health psychology.
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