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Running head: PERSONAL MOTIVATIONS AND CAREER GOALS1Personal Motivations and Career GoalsM. Agustina Barton Walden University
PERSONAL MOTIVATIONS AND CAREER GOALS2Personal Motivations and Career GoalsThis essay will discuss my professional and personal reasons for selecting forensic psychology as my program of study. The next key point will discuss three probable occupations in the field of forensic psychology that interest me and why. For each occupation I will explain the possible settings in which I might work, the type of work I might perform, the types of population in which I might work, and the educational requirements. I have always been interested in the law and the psychology fields but my interest did not inclined me to pursue a career in the law practice, and psychologists are in abundance. Ever since I was a child I was interested in criminal stories, especially the so called “criminals” or “bad guys”, which would lead to make me wonder why some people reacted this way and others did not. About four or five years ago the trend in criminal justice careers grew considerably leading to the perfect combination I was hoping for all these years I was trying to decide what to

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