#1 Posted by Tranquil (3353 posts) - - Show Bio

Is it worthy of study? Can you make a lot of money as a psychologist? Opinions people.

#2 Posted by infonation (1665 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tranquil: As far as I know, it's all about helping people and being paid for it!

#3 Posted by minigunman123 (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally don't think much of it works to help people.

I believe it pays well if you get your MD though.

#4 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tranquil said:

Is it worthy of study? Can you make a lot of money as a psychologist? Opinions people.

Worthy study and Psychiatrist make great money. Psychology is at the forefront of future health care.

#5 Posted by Tranquil (3353 posts) - - Show Bio

Psychiatrist makes more then a Psychologist?

#6 Posted by Icarusflies (12459 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tranquil: One involves a medical degree and can prescribe medication. The other involves some training, but not med school, and they cannot prescribe medication.

NEITHER should be undertaken as a profession unless one really, REALLY cares to help people. If one messes up, people could die.

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#7 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tranquil said:

Psychiatrist makes more then a Psychologist?

Yes they can prescribe medication and deal with more intense mental illness.

#8 Posted by redbird3rdboywonder (3858 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoyed my Psych class last semester and love the subject but couldn't take it up as a profession because I'm just not a people person

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#9 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@redbird3rdboywonder said:

I enjoyed my Psych class last semester and love the subject but couldn't take it up as a profession because I'm just not a people person

You can explore the science aspect. My friend is working her way towards a degree and has no intention of treating patients. She hopes to do criminal profiling and learning why a person committing a crime did it in the first place.

#10 Posted by White Mage (18740 posts) - - Show Bio

@Icarusflies said:

@Tranquil: One involves a medical degree and can prescribe medication. The other involves some training, but not med school, and they cannot prescribe medication.

NEITHER should be undertaken as a profession unless one really, REALLY cares to help people. If one messes up, people could die.

I feel this particular part really needs to be REPEATED and STRESSED

#11 Posted by redbird3rdboywonder (3858 posts) - - Show Bio

@Blood1991 said:

@redbird3rdboywonder said:

I enjoyed my Psych class last semester and love the subject but couldn't take it up as a profession because I'm just not a people person

You can explore the science aspect. My friend is working her way towards a degree and has no intention of treating patients. She hopes to do criminal profiling and learning why a person committing a crime did it in the first place.

That actually sounds like a great plan

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#12 Posted by dtm1980 (240 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tranquil:

If you're serious about wanting to learn it without needing it to lead onto paid work, it is a very helpful thing to educate yourself in. But then it goes hand in hand with Sociology; the means to understand society and how to help it progress. Both subjects aren't only useful in the medical profession or law but also in many forms of media, marketing and consumerism and then they're just really useful to help you get on in life. I took a big interest in it after having two sessions of counselling (aka behavioural therapy) and studying media. Very clever stuff if you're a writer too!

#13 Posted by lykopis (10756 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a worthy topic to learn. It's applicable everywhere and can be referred to in lots of professions. But to make a career out of it, like others said, so incredibly important the intent is truly to help people, not the salary.

#14 Posted by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

@redbird3rdboywonder: Yeah, unlike me she has her sh!t together XD. Glad to help.

#15 Posted by Sherlock (7235 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tranquil: Psychology as a study is interesting enough.I get a lot of enjoyment personally out of reading psychology texts.

Psychologists dont actually make anything worth noting.My cousin got a degree in the field and has to go back to school since she cant find a good job with said degree.

Shrinks on the other hand make a bundle.I dont much care for them since they make money off of convincing normal people that they have mental illnesses and get them shot full of pills they dont need (That is not to say this is always the case)

#16 Posted by Aronmorales (9434 posts) - - Show Bio

I find psychology to be a sort of super power to be honest; when one knows even a few tricks of the mind they can either use it to help people overcome problems, or abuse it for personal gain.

#17 Posted by fad3d_princ3 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tranquil: It actually depends on which sub-field you may want to take under psychology