Career Paths in Psychology is a must-have resource for students contemplating a career in psychology, for psychologists considering switching between areas of psychology, and for professionals thinking of switching to psychology from another field. In this comprehensive anthology, authors selected for their distinction in their chosen careers offer their professional - andCareer Paths in Psychology is a must-have resource for students contemplating a career in psychology, for psychologists considering switching between areas of psychology, and for professionals thinking of switching to psychology from another field. In this comprehensive anthology, authors selected for their distinction in their chosen careers offer their professional - and personal - perspectives on 19 different graduate-level careers in psychology. Few fields of study offer more career opportunities than does psychology, and readers will find thoughtful discussions, leavened with tips and insights gained from personal experience, on the full range, including (to name only a few) academia, clinical psychology, health and school psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and government service. Each chapter discusses the nature of the career, its advantages and disadvantages, how to prepare for it, typical activities, ranges of financial compensation, opportunities for employment, and the personal attributes needed for success in the career. realities, challenges, and rewards of each career that the lab or lecture hall rarely provides. Reprinted eight times since the publication of the first edition in 1997, Career Paths in Psychology is recognized as the go-to sourcebook for anyone seeking a candid portrait of different careers in this ever-changing field. The second edition has been expanded (discussions of five new careers added) and updated to reflect current trends and changes in the field....
|Title||:||Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You|
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Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You Reviews
As a primer for the different areas of psychology, this was an informative read. The thing that was most helpful to me was the break down of a "typical day" for the various career paths in psychology.
Helpful and informative
My notes and quotes:Sternberg gathers a collection of professionals from nearly every psychological field to talk about their particular discipline. The chapters include professionals from: academics, clinical, counseling, community, school, government, consumer, human-factors, military, and health psychology. Within each field it gives an overview of what the profession does, the nature of the career, activities required in the job, preparation for the job, the setting, how the individual person chose the career, range of pay, the advantages and disadvantages of the profession, attributes needed for success in the career, possibilities for employment, and a day in the life of the person. Overall the book is a good general resource for getting an overview about what any particular field of psychology is like. I read most closely about the life of an academic, business schools, school psychology, and government work. Academics seems to give the most freedom as to what you research, government doesn't give as much freedom, but allows you to work in all different areas, business schools make more money, but have to learn to deal with making much of their research applied for actual businessmen to use, and school psychology pays less well, but allows you to institute change in schools and work directly with children. For the most part, they all seem to pay reasonably well and require a Ph.D. It serves best as a reference book when you want to look up a particular type of psychology.
American Psychological Association has compiled information from Doctoral-level psychology practitioners on what a degree in various field of psychology grants access to. This second edition version includes updates in information as set out by the ethics codes and institutions of employment. It is no replacement for personal research.