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by Mathan
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

I agree it is juvenile. The reason being a lot of people make that decision when they are still Fairly juvenile. Teenagers who want to help people but who also want prestige often look at medicine first and then psychology. I speak from my own experience of my psychology A level group and careers ad...
by Mathan
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

I agree to a degree. I do appreciate the differences. But I think that psychology is in some ways over promoted to people wanting to take a clinical route because of the prestige it attracts. It’s often the career of choice to people who don’t want to take the tough A level sciences and do medicine ...
by Mathan
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: What was the point in studying psychology?
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: What was the point in studying psychology?

I think there’s always a point in doing psychology if you’re interested I. The subject and it’s a good general degree to have. However, in terms of the clinical career structure, it is a very uncertain one and I think it requires significant review. Compared to other career pathways in the NHS, the ...
by Mathan
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Should I give up on Psychology?
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Re: Should I give up on Psychology?

You don’t have to give up on psychology. Psychology can be done at 25, 35, 45, 55. But you’re right, it is incredibly difficult to get onto and chasing it can feel like chasing your own tail. There are plenty of careers that you could go for that are less competitive, would enable you to settle down...
by Mathan
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 1829

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

The word languish is taken directly from the lips of quite a few people I’ve known in this position. It is dispiriting watching other people progressing in their careers and meeting life’s milestones such as buying houses and having children – both of which require job security and a good income to ...
by Mathan
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 1829

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

I'll admit it is cynical advice. However, it's based on seeing a lot of people with psychology degrees languish around in their twenties (and thirties, come to that) for a very long time doing low paid jobs and volunteering in pursuit of the doctorate before inevitably peeling off to do something el...
by Mathan
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 1829

Re: Psychology Conversion, MSc - Job opportunities

I’ve been in your position of contemplating a conversion degree in psychology. I even got halfway through before deciding on a different path. There are maybe 600 or 700 new jobs a year in the UK that specifically require a degree in psychology (obviously excluding those requiring a doctorate in psy...
by Mathan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: As an undergrad, what expectations are realistic regarding my post-grad path (plus should I learn to drive)
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: As an undergrad, what expectations are realistic regarding my post-grad path (plus should I learn to drive)

I’m not a CP (although I have my eye on it as an option) but I am training in a sister profession: speech and language therapy and I’ve started thinking towards the final goal of employment now that I’m moving forward into my final year. When I applied for that degree I was advised to tailor my appl...
by Mathan
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Time to Give Up? *sad face*
Replies: 13
Views: 2453

Re: Time to Give Up? *sad face*

Hi. I tend to lurk here and I've been meaning to come back to thank some people for their advice a while back. I saw your post though and thought I'd postpone that a few minutes more :) I was just looking at your experiences and wondering if you had ever considered becoming a registered intermediary...
by Mathan
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: Clinical psychology with a learning difficulty?
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Clinical psychology with a learning difficulty?

Hi. First time posting here. I have recently been diagnosed with dyspraxia at the age of 32. This diagnosis has come about in the context of me training for another health care profession. One of my faculty members has basically said I won’t be able to do that job with dyspraxia and I have a feeling...