- Paperback: 376 pages
- Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA); 2nd edition (January 18, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1591477328
- ISBN-13: 978-1591477327
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.9 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The articles are not of equal quality, but all tend to cover much of the same ground. A general overview of the career is offered. Entry requirements, including skills and personality traits, are discussed. Each addresses details such as potential compensation, "a day in the life of ...", and a short review of the advantages and disadvantages of working in the field. Those chapters not dealing with academia and counseling tend to have more detail. Some even have recommended reading lists. All have references.
The fourteen careers include academia (separate chapters on the different academic departments, i.e., psych, school psych, and business), counseling (private practices, schools, community organizations and hospitals covered in separate chapters), government research, public school work, industrial/organizational psych, consumer psych, human-factors psych, military psych, and health psych.
Those considering a career in psychology should note that a doctorate is considered the entry level education requirement. I am avoiding the temptation to capitalize every word of the preceding sentence. Without a PhD there are few, if any, career options available in psychology.
Acceptance into an APA accredited doctoral program is quite competitive.Read more ›
However, I only recommend it if you already have an idea that you want to go into the field of psychology but are having trouble deciding on a subfield. The book is really for people who already have a sort of basis in psych and know that they are interested, but need more information. If you still think that all a psychologist does is "couch work," it's DEFINITELY for you.
Many people major in psychology these days but this book is definately for those who are looking to obtain a MA/MS or higher, working as 'psychologists'.
I read a review saying how it was not in-depth enough and that it lacked in details but how much of one profession can ever be squeezed into a book, yet alone most of the career paths in psychology.
It covers all the basic areas and environment where a psychologist can work and each chapter is written by a psychologist working in that setting. It definately gives you an idea of what it's basically like to be working in that particular field, highlighting most expectations that you are likely to come across.
It can get a little confusing after reading five different chapters but if you're looking to see which profession in psychology might suit you or like best, then this book is the way to go.
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Can't decide where you want to go? This book can help you find your passion and how to get there. Use it to put it to use.Published 1 month ago by Differently Driven
Needed this book for a class and it turns out it is very helpful for everyday life and making choices in psychology careers.Published 2 months ago by Jenae'
This book is very helpful for undergraduate students who are trying to determine what careers to pursue after graduation. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Scanmandible
The author spends so much time telling you about their own experiences in their field that you don't end up learning equally about each branch of psychology. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Holly
This book was just as pictured and described by the seller. I had to have this book for one of my master's classes. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sara
This book was required for my graduate studies. It's an easy read.Published 14 months ago by Medic Chick