Sampriti Roy

What course should I take to make a career in psychology?

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RE: What course should I take to make a career in psychology?

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD

Dear Aspirant,

Nice to see your inclination towards Psychology as a career option. Your query does not mention any thing about your current education status. However, I will then tell you how you could get educated to become a Psychologist.

Psychology is the only science which does not have a definite definition and there fore it is a very deep, vast and yet always ever green field to explore. 

After 10th, you can opt for any stream from Science, Commerce, Arts(Humanities). However, generally those who wish to become psychologists, choose Science or Arts stream. After you pass 12th std either with Science or Arts/Humanities, you can opt for BA Psychology from a good college. This is a three year under graduate course in Psychology.

BA Psychology would not give you good opportunities for making a career. MA Psychology is the level you have to complete to get job and freelance opportunities as a Psychologist. In Masters there are other specialisations like Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Family Counselling, Special Children Education Psychology, etc. Based on your liking, interests developed while doing your BA Psychology, you will be able to decide for your specialisation for Masters or else you can choose plain MA Psychology.

After MA, you can get job opportunities in schools, colleges, hospitals, NGOs, corporate HR departments, clinics, etc.

Best wishes


RE: What course should I take to make a career in psychology?

Sarah Johan
Sarah Johan

Hello Sampriti.. Your choice to build a career in Psychology is good decision. It will definitely help you to have much more job opportunities as Councillor in schools, industries, clinics, hospitals etc etc. 

The available courses for you are BA Psychology, BA Honors with Psychology as major, MA Psychology, MA clinical Psychology, MA applied Psychology etc. You can pursue any of these course for making a career as you dreamed. Best institutes for these courses are Delhi university, Lovely Professional University, Ranchi University, JMI etc. 

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