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What are the most lucrative jobs available for Psychologists and what is the criteria to enter them?

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RE: What are the most lucrative jobs available for Psychologists and what is the criteria to enter them?

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Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
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The growing understanding of psychology and its importance has brought with itself a plethora of career opportunities. It holds the solution to a thousand mental , social and psychological problems human beings find themselves battling with. Psychology is an extremely complex science working on pure logic and reasoning combined wit apt sensitivity.psychology is usually taught at the 10+2 level with other social sciences. Most universities offer the subject as a Bachelor of Arts programme
. After graduation one can go for MA or MSc in psychology.The regular post graduate courses in psychology are offered only to students who have graduated with psychology subject. Specializations can be pursued at the post graduate level or at the doctoral level-MPhil or PhD, after post graduation. At the master' rel="nofollow"s and doctoral level, the subject becomes increasingly specialized. What one takes up as his or her specialization decides which career path he or she will follow. e,g. sports psychologists should have an extensive educational background and training in sports, motivation management , performance and athletics. Sports psychologists can find employment with various sports clubs , training centers. They are required to counsel the sports persons to deal with stress and pressure which is their at the field , to cope with sports injuries which could occur to them etc. An industrial psychologists work for the large industries. Their job involves conducting various life skills coaching progarmme and counselling programmes for the employees of the organization to have better well being. A clinical psychologists can get associated with various regular hospitals, poly clinics and mental hospitals. They can also work with various rehabilitation centers to rehabilitate drug addicts, juvenile delinquents, alcoholics etc. A counselling psychologists can find employment with schools, NGO , women empowerment centers, child care homes , old age homes etc. Their work mainly involves carrying out psycho therapies and counselling session to assist people to have better state of mind.

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