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Old 09-25-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Jersey in da Citi!!
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What kind of jobs can one obtain with an associates degree in psychology?
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:21 PM
 
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What kind of jobs can one obtain with an associates degree in psychology?
"You want fries with that?"

All kidding aside, most AA degrees are not worth the paper they are printed on. I'm a big believer in community colleges, they helped me transition from high school to a larger university. Even a BA in psychology is not worth much, so I would focus on getting a job that would allow to continue your schooling and pick a major that is in demand. Maybe get a minor in business and try to get in with the HR department someplace.
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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I echo the lsat - an AA in psychology will get you zip. If you want to pursue this field you will need a Ph.D. or if you want to go into social work, then a Master's as a minimum. Good luck to you.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:34 PM
 
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You could get a job as an assistant/counselor at a mental health facility, with full-time or part-time pro rated benefits. Then you could look around at the other levels of workers, mostly RNs and social workers (although a few have become doctors) and see if there's anything there to move to. A lot of the counselor level people I work with became RNs (two year) and are making good money.
If you take federal civil service tests (and state, I think) having two years of college puts you at a different level for jobs than no college, regardless of the field the jobs are in. My two years of liberal arts seemed to put me in the Social Security Administration world for civil service. It does make a real difference. I think it's always a good idea to take federal civil service tests, and then forget about it. You never know what offers will come your way, and when. A friend of mine, after waitressing for two years with her low-grade BS in pre-med, ended up working at the FDA, and is there now since 1977, and is a major higher-up. I think she got a master's in public health along the way, and her job at FDA paid for it.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Jersey in da Citi!!
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Thanks for your input!
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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Yeah, my best friend since Jr. High got a BA in Psychology... and last time we talked she was waitressing at a gentleman's club. Making good money, but not what she'd envisioned!!
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I have 5 friends that have a BA in psychology and they are all working desk jobs for like insurance companies or completely unemployed.

The only jobs they could get in psych was social service jobs that paid like 22K per year.
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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This is what you want to study:

Occupations with the Largest Employment - Occupation Information - America's Career InfoNet

See those jobs with the four dollar signs. You want that job.
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:01 AM
 
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Accounting seems to be the only good one on there. That is if you can stand to do redundant math.
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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This is what you want to study:

Occupations with the Largest Employment - Occupation Information - America's Career InfoNet

See those jobs with the four dollar signs. You want that job.
I think most could live fine with the 3 signs...
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