Careers in PsychologyWatch
I love Psychology too, it's one of my A-levels. I am planning on taking the subject further and becoming a Clinical Psychologist. I have found that in order to do this, it will include doing a Psychology degree (or any degree plus a one-year conversion for Psychology) and then a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. This path would take at least 6 years. As far as I'm aware, this is very similar for any purely psychology based career, such as Psychiatrist, Counsellor, Researcher, Educational Psychologist, Sports Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist etc. Considering the amount of education required for these (and the cost of that!), the pay is really good! I know that as an experienced Clinical Psychologist you can make £80,000+ yearly.
However, psychology is useful in a lot of jobs. If you did not want to continue your education passed degree level, you could also think of working in schools, social work, human resources, marketing, media, police etc. Anything that works with people! I'm not sure about the pay for these jobs but I'm sure it varies.
I hope this helps (and I'm definitely no careers advisor, I just love psychology too!!). Good luck!
Typical roles for graduates of psychology are (more or less in order of likelyhood):-
support worker (low paid)
retail worker (low paid)
cafes (low paid)
hotel work (low paid)
charity and voluntary sector
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teaching (with further study, high paid)
assistant psychologist (higher paid)
Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (with more study and higher paid)
Clinical/Educational/Forensic Psychologist (the others are rarer) (very, very high paid)
Psychology is not a high earning subject. Psychology graduates tend to do well finding employment, but it isn't as high as many other subjects.