If you have given up on your dreams what is your story?Watch
was teaching english at secondary, then law, then clinical psych.
I completed my first year of psychology at uni and got a first, but kept having doubts about the career prospects. Clinical psychology is an incredibly oversaturated career market. There are so many graduates and so few jobs/places on post-grad courses. Additionally, the mental health system in this country is so corrupt and not fit for purpose. The government puts barely any funding into mental health, hence the lack of jobs. Because of all this, I kept having an existential crisis at the old age of 20 and felt like I was wasting my time studying all this content, only for it to be forgotten.
I dropped out of uni and will be starting a job as a support worker in a hospital. Not a psychiatric hospital, just a general hospital. A lot of psychology graduates end up being support workers after their degree anyway, so it's not like I have fallen behind career-wise. I think I would like to return to uni in the future, but not to study anything mental health related.