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Career as a Psychologist

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About Career as a Psychologist

Psychology is the study of mind. More precisely, it is scientific and systematic study of human and animal mind, behaviour and thought. The main area of psychological study is motives, reactions, feelings and nature of human and animal mind. They study the changes in the behavioural pattern of the patient and counsel them to bring changes in their thought process and thereby improving their quality of life. Because of excessive material pursuits in life people are often suffer from mental frustration and depression due to lack of proper and adequate emotional support. Thus, there is growing demands for psychological councilors.

Career Prospects of Career as a Psychologist

The multi-faceted nature of the subject opens up wide range of job opportunities for psychologists. They can seek to be employed in schools, collages, universities as a councilor particularly for those who have specialization in educational psychology. There are huge demands for clinical psychologists in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. Now a day various developmental agencies, rehabilitation centres, prisons, child/ youth guidance centres and NGOs are recruiting counseling psychologists for counseling and rehabilitation of mentally retarded people, old aged, victim of violence, war, drugs addict and child labours. Moreover, industries and corporate houses also require psychologists for personnel administration, management and marketing problems. Psychologists can seek a job is industry to suggest methods of improving working conditions and productivity of the employees. Today the most effective ways of marketing is advertisement and endorsement through various means. Thus, psychologist can also opt for a career in consumer psychology who gives proper feedback about consumers' reactions to products or services.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Psychologist

Many collages and universities in India offer psychology as a subject right from Plus Tow levels. Psychology can be studied as an Honors subject at graduation level in most of the collages and universities. At the master's and doctoral level, psychology becomes increasingly specialized in specific fields of applied psychology like social psychology, child psychology, clinical psychology and educational psychology. To be a good psychologist there should be certain qualities like genuine interest in people and empathy for their problems, sensitive, caring, patience and communication skill.

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  • Hi, Myself, Akshay Bharde. I am a software professional. I've done B.E. in IT. I've an interest in people, there problems, thought process, attitude, behavior, EQ, IQ, etc. I would really like to study proper psychology, psychoanalysis. Frankly speaking I don't think I will be able to do a full time course. Either I've to go for a part time or distance learning course. I would really love to improve me as well as others as human beings. The course should help me improve my understanding of person. Thanks, Akshay Bharde Posted By : Akshay Bharde, on 17-04-2012 12:07:21 Report Abuse

  • Hi, Myself, Akshay Bharde. I am a software professional (I've done B.E. in IT). I've an interest in people, there problems, thought process, attitude, behavior, EQ, IQ, etc. I would really like to study proper psychology, psychoanalysis. Frankly speaking I don't think I will be able to do a full time course. Either I've to go for a part time or distance learning course. I would really love to improve me as well as others as human beings. The course should help me improve my understanding of person. Thanks, Akshay Bharde Posted By : Akshay Bharde, on 17-04-2012 12:06:42 Report Abuse

  • Hi, Myself, Akshay Bharde. I am a s/w professional (I've done B.E. in IT). I've an interest in people, there problems, thought process, attitude, behavior, EQ, IQ, etc. I would really like to study proper psychology, psychoanalysis. Frankly speaking I don't think I will be able to do a full time course. Either I've to go for a part time or distance learning course. I would really love to improve me as well as others as human beings. The course should help me improve my understanding of person. Thanks, Akshay Bharde Posted By : Akshay Bharde, on 17-04-2012 12:05:51 Report Abuse

  • how is future for a psycologist and their salary per month? Posted By : MAHESWARI , on 10-04-2012 16:49:54 Report Abuse

  • how is future for a psycologist and their salary per month? Posted By : MAHESWARI , on 10-04-2012 16:49:27 Report Abuse

  • i am a student of 2nd puc one of my subjects is psychology and im hoping to start a career in psychology and i have heard that corporate psychology is the up coming field in psychology right now so what i should be studying to pursue my career in corporate psychology Posted By : zara ashraf, on 24-03-2012 20:36:03 Report Abuse

  • Dear sir, I have done my graduate in psychology in CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY,INDIA......BUT I GOT 52% IN PSYCHOLOGY ....SO GIVE ME SOME INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT I CAN DO IN MY FUTURE WITH PSYCHOLOGY OR ANY OTHER........ Posted By : tanusree paul , on 31-07-2011 00:41:50 Report Abuse

  • Dear sir, I have done my graduate in psychology in CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY,INDIA......BUT I GOT 52% IN PSYCHOLOGY ....SO GIVE ME SOME INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT I CAN DO IN MY FUTURE WITH PSYCHOLOGY OR ANY OTHER........ Posted By : tanusree paul , on 31-07-2011 00:41:18 Report Abuse

  • Dear sir, I have done my graduate in psychology in Utkal university ,INDIA.I want further master degree in psychology which will help me for my career.Please advice me some online Or distance course.Thanking you sujata Posted By : sujata, on 26-07-2011 11:49:21 Report Abuse

  • Dear sir, I have done my graduate in psychology in Utkal university ,INDIA.I want further master degree in psychology which will help me for my career.Please advice me some online Or distance course.Thanking you sujata Posted By : sujata, on 26-07-2011 11:49:16 Report Abuse

  • i m a graduate in English as my subject and I have never studied psychology even s an optional subject . i want to learn psychology and make my career in this field. is it possible? Posted By : isha, on 16-05-2011 00:09:05 Report Abuse

  • hello sir,mam myself shweta gondalia studying in 12th arts after my board exams i wish 2 build up my career in psychology field pls do give me necessary guidance. Posted By : shweta gondalia, on 23-04-2011 15:40:37 Report Abuse

  • hello sir/mam myself shweta gondalia studying in 12th arts after my board exams i wish 2 build up my career in psychology field pls do give me necessary guidance. Posted By : shweta gondalia, on 23-04-2011 15:40:07 Report Abuse

  • I have compeleted my class 12th and want to persue my career in psychology. will you pls suggest some career options n some good courses in psychology??? Posted By : deepakshi, on 07-04-2011 12:44:33 Report Abuse

  • I have compeleted my class 12th and want to persue my career in psychology. will you pls suggest some career options n some good courses in psychology??? Posted By : deepakshi, on 07-04-2011 12:43:55 Report Abuse

  • hi! I am a tyba psychology student, now looking for colleges that offer post graduation in psychology. could you please suggest me some good colleges (preferably mumbai university) for the same and their admission procedures? i don't have a clear idea of which field i should specialized in so I am looking for colleges where i have to choose the area in the second year... -thank you Posted By : aditi, on 27-03-2011 19:07:45 Report Abuse

  • hi! I am a tyba psychology student, now looking for colleges that offer post graduation in psychology. could you please suggest me some good colleges (preferably mumbai university) for the same and their admission procedures? i don't have a clear idea of which field i should specialized in so I am looking for colleges where i have to choose the area in the second year... -thank you Posted By : aditi, on 27-03-2011 19:06:08 Report Abuse

  • hi! I am a tyba psychology student, now looking for colleges that offer post graduation in psychology. could you please suggest me some good colleges (preferably mumbai university) for the same and their admission procedures? i don't have a clear idea of which field i should specialized in so I am looking for colleges where i have to choose the area in the second year... -thank you Posted By : aditi, on 27-03-2011 19:01:51 Report Abuse

  • hi! I am a tyba psychology student, now looking for colleges that offer post graduation in psychology. could you please suggest me some good colleges (preferably mumbai university) for the same and their admission procedures? i don't have a clear idea of which field i should specialized in so I am looking for colleges where i have to choose the area in the second year... -thank you Posted By : aditi, on 27-03-2011 19:01:15 Report Abuse

  • hi! I am a tyba psychology student, now looking for colleges that offer post graduation in psychology. could you please suggest me some good colleges (preferably mumbai university) for the same and their admission procedures? i don't have a clear idea of which field i should specialized in so I am looking for colleges where i have to choose the area in the second year... -thank you Posted By : aditi, on 27-03-2011 19:00:30 Report Abuse

  • i have done my pg in psychology<15 yrs back.i would like to do some courses in psychological counselling >which are the institutes that provide distance education courses. Posted By : indira m, on 09-02-2011 11:53:35 Report Abuse

  • I am a post graduate in English n presently pursuing a career as a teacher in a reputed school. I like making a study on the behavioral patterns of people.Would it be possible for me to take up this career option and if yes then how do i proceed? thanku..Lopa Posted By : lopamudra Roy, on 01-01-2011 13:11:59 Report Abuse

  • I DID MA BCA.I WANT TO BE A GOOD PSYCHIATRIST!!! IS IT POSSIBLE TO DO AFTER BCA?CAN U PLZ SUGGEST ME WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW. Posted By : rajeshwari.r, on 30-11-2010 17:24:48 Report Abuse

  • I have compleated myBHMS ,what are the job oppurtunities for BHMS with psychology? Posted By : bhanu, on 28-11-2010 02:16:47 Report Abuse

  • I failed in my B.A and want to be an psychologist and want to earn and learn in India pls suggest me the direction how to do it Posted By : Yogita Mehta, on 18-09-2010 01:58:38 Report Abuse

  • I completed B.tech. Can i become a psychologist?what is the qualification and the duration of the course? Posted By : Navatha, on 08-09-2010 03:39:52 Report Abuse

  • I WANT TO BECOME A PSYCHOLOGIST, PLEASE TELL ME CAREER DETAILS IN A.P(INDIA) Posted By : c.nikhil, on 19-08-2010 19:17:12 Report Abuse

  • My qualification is MA-Psycholigy ( Specialisze in Guidance and Councelling) from Kurukshetra University.Can i start my clinic as psychologists and what are the formalities ? Posted By : Minakshi, on 14-08-2010 10:55:33 Report Abuse

  • I have completed my degree in commerce field and im very much interested in psycology. what is the procedure to apply for this post and what is the pay and fees to join this field. Posted By : Sarina Agnes Mercy, on 29-07-2010 11:10:48 Report Abuse

  • i am in 11 class from the commerce background and have psychology too so is it possible for me to become a psychologist and what is the monthly salary of a psychologist Posted By : srishti verma, on 28-06-2010 12:10:12 Report Abuse

  • hi there.,.,i have completed my graduation from humanities stream in which i had psychology too, i had studied this subject from 11th standard.so now i want to do M.A in psychology, and after that wanna specialize in clinical psychology,so please advise ,wat's the scope in this field and should i approach some psychologist to have guidance to enhance my skills in the subject ,.please suggest as i am tottaly confused. Posted By : naina sagar, on 14-06-2010 14:51:46 Report Abuse

  • presently i have completed my sybcom..being from a commerce background am i eligible to become a psychologist ? what are the job prospects and the pay scale ? Posted By : krishna welling, on 07-06-2010 14:19:46 Report Abuse

  • Presently i am in 12th , studying in Andhra Pradesh now .............what is the procedure to become a psychologist. i belong to a middle class family , so please suggest a best way to become become a psychologist.Can u provide carrer options as a psychologist in Andhra Pradesh... Posted By : shehanaaz, on 05-06-2010 05:18:17 Report Abuse

  • How much a psychologist earn in india? Posted By : pranjali korgaonkar, on 01-06-2010 07:19:18 Report Abuse

  • being from a commerce background am i eligible for psycology hons. what are job prospects available and whats the pay scale .......is there much scope in india? Posted By : lovish minocha, on 14-05-2010 13:06:49 Report Abuse

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