suggestions for my barely there future

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lizziie
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For context, I'm in yr13

I was passionate about psychology and really enthusiastic to lead a career in it so I pretty much had my life set.

After lots of consideration I've decided to drop it as a career choice because it's not the most financially stable path, and to be financially independant is my goal BUT doing something I at least like.

I've been looking up jobs that pay well, medicine is a consideration but it's not something you can half heartedly sign up for. And I'm not interested in law, engineering or computer science :/

If anyone can suggest jobs or just general advice I would very much appreciate it Should I even be caring so much right now or should I just try to get the best grades + personal statement?
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I wouldn't drop psychology in a hurry, especially if the other options seem unlikely. People often walk into a degree just for the pay and hating the course right away. I know (where I live anyway) psychologists (especially the clinical ones) rake in a lot of money, like 200 per hour. Of course you'd have to be good to do that, but you've got the best shot at being great at psychology than some other subject like medicine you can't be sure you like as much. I don't know how much thought you put into it before you made that decision but psychology, as far as I know, is a very decent paying job
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I think if you really have a love for psychology that's special and speaking from experience its really hard to make yourself love a subject which you're doing for practical reasons (like being stable financially).
I'd suggest trying to do psychology at uni if possible! There are so many jobs that you just won't know exist till you graduate and start looking for them (my brother's friend did history and French at uni, but ended up doing a job as a forensic detective for the police - he had to do 6 months of training first) so try to do what you're interested in and I think you'll find a way to turn it into a job.
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