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Psychologist

Last modified: August 27, 2012, 12:42 PM
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This is an ideal career for analytical and logical thinkers. Psychologists study the human mind and human behaviour. The most popular area of specialization is clinical psychology, where you’re dealing with psychological problems and mental illness. You may work in schools, clinics, government agencies, or the corporate sector with about forty percent working in private practice.

Salary p/a
37k - 70k
Qualifications
Post Graduate
Intensity
Sitting
Demand
High
Travel
Low
Conditions
Indoor
Weekly Hours
40-50
Pros
  • Rewarding seeing your efforts turn lives around
  • Diverse field means your skill set is transferrable
  • Work with intelligent people and a positive environment.
Cons
  • Not seeing your work results
  • Long emotionally draining hours
  • Managed care will affect the future
The Bottom Line

If you’re good, you will enjoy a rewarding career, clients will come, you will make some serious money and you will never be bored. If you’re average, the flexibility of the career will be your saviour.

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