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Psychology as a Career

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I. Career Options A. Ph.D. (5-6 years) 1. Clinical – Learn how to assess, treat, and research psychological disorder. Professor or Therapist 2. Experimental – Learn how to be a researcher; can be many fields; no therapy. Professor or private industry (e.g. pharmaceuticals or consultation)
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I. cont. B. Psy.D. (4-5 years) – Learn how to assess and treat psychological disorder, no research required. Therapist C. Masters (2-3 years) 1. Social Work 2. Counseling 3. School
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I. cont C. Bachelor’s WHATEVER YOU WANT! Two skills you will leave USC with: 1. Understanding of behavior 2. Knowledge of research methods D. Other options: law school, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing
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Comparison Ph.D. Psy.D. Masters Time to Finish 5-6 years including 1 year internship 4-5 years including 1 year internship 2-3 years Competitiveness Highly competitive; 1. Clinical 2. Experimental 3. School Less competitive; Pay your own way Less competitive Requirements High GPA High GRE
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