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As you probably already know, psychology is all about the mind - figuring out what makes us tick. Working in this industry you’d be applying this knowledge to help those who are having mental health difficulties.
It’s best suited to caring individuals who genuinely want to make a difference to people's lives. Your time will be dedicated to figuring out complex mental problems and helping with the appropriate treatment. This can be tricky as there is much of the mind that is still a mystery to us. There are developments being made all the time with academic research.
The advanced understanding of the human mind that these roles require mean you’ll likely need further training or a degree.
“Psychologist” is a very broad job title and, if this is the career you want to pursue, you will likely have to specialise in a specific area. Four common areas that psychologists work in are:
Forensic – working on investigations to help solve crimes and working with criminals to help rehabilitate them.
Education – working in schools to help children who are having emotional difficulties.
Occupation – helping employees within a business improve their mental well-being.
Counselling - working with clients, or patients, to face difficult situations and come up with strategies to help overcome them.