Niranjana S Nambiar

Can Psychologists work for public sector organizations?

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RE: Can Psychologists work for public sector organizations?

Deepti Sharma
Deepti Sharma
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Psychology is the study of human behaviour and thoughts. To study psychology one need to have genuine desire to help people.

Psychologist doesn't need a medical degree to work. Psychologist are professional who treat patients/clients with counseling or therapies if required.
Psychologist work depends on the area of study they had choose. Such as Clinical psychologist/ Health psychologist works in hospitals , clinics, rehab centers, NGO's , public sector organizations etc. Educational psychologist works for schools , colleges or education and training centers. Industrial psychologist works for corporate sector and companies.Career counselors works in area of career counseling and development of students.Sports psychologist works for sports federations and associations. There are various others area in psychology such as community psychology, marriage counseling, family counseling, HIV counseling, Speech therapist, Substance abuse counseling etc Social work is also closely related to psychologist work profile.

With the recent time the demand and importance of psychologist has increased in India. And so as the employment opportunities.

One can even start its own clinic with relevant experience and education. Teaching and research is another great option.

Courses available are BA hons psychology, BA pass psychology as one of the subject. Master of arts in psychology or any sub branch of psychology as clinical psychology/ health psychology/ rehabilitation psychology/ industrial psychology etc. Mphil and Phd are further options. Student choosing teaching in psychology as a career option need to qualify UGC NET exam.

Top institutes:

NIMHANS - Bangalore
NIMH- Hyderabad
Delhi university
University of hyderabad
Osmania university-hyderabad
Mumbai university
Jamia millia islamia


Various Hospitals such as Apollo hospitals, Fortis hospitals , Psychiatric hospitals and all private and govt hospitals.

Varrious NGO's and rehab center.

Schools { Educational counselor, Behaviour counselor etc}

Own private clinics.

Teaching at university level.

Hope this helps
All the best

Career counselor

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