About Careers in Psychology

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Careers in psychology include being a mental health counselor, a rehabilitation counselor, a licensed social worker or a forensic psychologist. Obtain different degrees to get a career in psychology with advice from a licensed mental health counselor in this free video on psychology.

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Hi, my name is John Bosworth and I'm a licensed mental health counselor in St. Pete, Florida. I'd like to talk to you a little bit about careers in psychology. As a member of the staff at University of South Florida, (I'm an adjunct instructor at University of South Florida in Tampa through the rehabilitation and mental health counseling department) I'm trying to educate my students as to some of the career paths that a career in psychology can take you. Most people have the, I guess, the mis-perception that a clinical psychologist is all that you can do with a degree or a career path geared toward psychology. That's not necessarily the case. There are, most professional and licensed, all professional and licensed professions require either a Master's degree or a Ph.D. Besides clinical psychology, there are a lot of positions such as being licensed in mental health counseling, being licensed as a rehabilitation counselor, being licensed as clinical social worker. As I stated before, a Master's degree is the minimum requirement for licensure usually in most states. And then a Ph.D level license can usually get you a little bit more credibility as far as forensic or legal work or court-appointed work. Psychology degrees, per say a Bachelor's degree, most people don't really stop there. You'll see a couple people that will stop with a psychology degree but the old joke is that all the good looking girls are taking psych classes so let's go take Psych 101. But actually the psychology field is really broad and really in-depth and I spend actually a whole semester at University of South Florida exploring some of the opportunities that are available once a degree or a Bachelor's level degree is obtained in psychology. My name is John Bosworth. I'm a licensed mental health counselor and we've been talking about careers in psychology.


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