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Career Choices in Psychology
Angelica Hernandez
Argosy University, Hawaii
Feb. 13, 2017

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Identify a career path & why it is a suitable choice
Learning from this class, I learned that the career path I’m more comfortable, well
thought out on and leaning towards is a Child Psychologist because I have experience working
with children more than any other age group. I feel like it is a suitable choice for me as I am
extremely loves to work with children. Working with children for a few years now has made me
become fonder of the philosophy on how we teach this generation’s educational needs. I believe
that I could be a great role model to young individuals, be that guidance that they’ll look up to
and I hope to make a difference in their lives.
Identify the skills, experiences, and educational requirements for this path
First, you'll be required to earn a bachelor's degree, though many aspiring child
psychologists choose to major in psychology, social work or a related field. Upon finishing an
undergraduate program, you'll need to continue your education to the doctoral level by earning
either a research-based Ph.D. or a practice-based Psy.D degree. While completing a doctoral
program in psychology, you can concentrate your studies specifically in child psychology. You'll
attend lectures and courses, as well as participate in research and fieldwork opportunities
working directly with children. In order to become licensed and certified as a child psychologist,
you'll need to gain hands-on training by participating in an internship. The American Board of
Professional Psychology requires a one-year full-time internship or a two-year part-time
internship for certification. Your internship will put you in the field and allow you to work with
patients under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. This will give you the chance to
develop your counseling skills and gain experience working with children with a variety of
needs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, every state requires psychologists to be
licensed or certified. Licensure requirements vary, but usually include possessing a doctorate in

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LASA 2: Assembling a Career Path 1 Career Choices in Psychology Angelica Hernandez Argosy University, Hawaii Feb. 13, 2017 LASA 2: Assembling a Career Path 2 Identify a career path & why it is a suitable choice Learning from this class, I learned that the career path I’m more comfortable, well thought out on and leaning towards is a Child Psychologist because I have experience working with children more than any other age group. I feel like it is a suitable choice for me as I am extremely loves to work with children. Working with children for a few years now has made me become fonder of the philosophy on how we teach this generation’s educational needs. I believe that I could be a great role model to young individuals, be that guidance that they’ll look up to and I hope to make a difference in their lives. Identify the skills, experiences, and educational requirements for this path First, you'll be required to earn a bachelor's degree, though many aspiring child psychologists choose to major in psychology, social work or a related field. Upon finishing an undergraduate program, you'll need to continue your education to the doctoral level by earning either a research-based Ph.D. or a practice-based Psy.D degree. While completing a doctoral program in psychology, you can concentrate your studies specifically in child psychology. You'll attend lectures and courses, as well as participate in research and fieldwork opportunities working directly with children. In orde ...
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