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Occupation as a counselor or social psychologist?

Occupation as a counselor or social psychologist? Topic: What does a research psychologist do
June 20, 2019 / By Everett
Question: Im very much interested i becoming a counselor/social psychologist when Im older. Im about to start community college, and would like to know methods and idea's to help with this idea. What should I major in once I go into college? I want to at least major in psychology What are some notable psychology schools? Whats the pay like for both of these occupations? What is a psychology course like in college? (The things you'll be doing and what not?) Can you really go into either of these fields successfully without a masters? Thanks!
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Cornelius Cornelius | 3 days ago
No you need at least a masters. And you CAN be considered a 'social psychologist', although most likely you would be doing academic research. Pretty much any university with an accedited program for Psychology is good for your undergrad and then after that it depends on what specific grad program you are looking for and by that time you can ask help from your advisor and/or professors. And I don't know what the avg pay is like b/c there is a broad range of things you can do in 'psychology' and 'social work' .
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Cornelius Originally Answered: Occupation as a counselor or social psychologist?
No you need at least a masters. And you CAN be considered a 'social psychologist', although most likely you would be doing academic research. Pretty much any university with an accedited program for Psychology is good for your undergrad and then after that it depends on what specific grad program you are looking for and by that time you can ask help from your advisor and/or professors. And I don't know what the avg pay is like b/c there is a broad range of things you can do in 'psychology' and 'social work' .

Arvin Arvin
Too many Q's here for this forum. You will no doubt take the basic Psych class which will give you the basics. To go into the field yourself, you'll need at least an MA, and lots of training in the different aspects involved in treatment. Your Psych class will give you a good idea of the scope of the field. The same with counseling. Social Workers have good training also.---Re the pay--don't choose a field because of the pay...do it because you like and are good in the subjects. Do as much research into the areas and go see your school guidance counselor to see if you can take Interests tests into the fields. Keep searching.
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Val Val
Google? C: I personally believe counselor or social psychologists are a tad bit annoying and a tad bit nosy unless people come to them first. Psychology major. I haven't taken a psychology course but most in different school may and will differ.
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Scholastica Scholastica
Yes. One can observe the light if one moves forward in that dark tunnel. It will be clearly visible at the end of the tunnel.
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Scholastica Originally Answered: Who do you see first? A Psychologist or a therapist?
A psychologist will diagnose a mental disorder or problem and determine what's best for the patient's care. A psychologist often works in tandem with a psychiatrist, who is also a medical doctor and can prescribe medication if it is determined that medication is necessary for a patient's treatment. Psychologists can do research, which is a very important contribution academically and clinically, to the profession. A therapist is a broader umbrella term for professionals who are trained—and often licensed—to provide a variety of treatments and rehabilitation for people. Therapists can be psychoanalysts, marriage counselors, social workers and life coaches, among other specialties. A therapist's goal is to help patients make decisions and clarify their feelings in order to solve problems. Therapists provide support and guidance, while helping patients make effective decisions within the overall structure of support. When selecting a therapist, their education, licensing and professional credentials should be essential considerations. Hope this helps.

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