The Career Outlook Project
Career Outlook Project
Job Title and Job Description
Talk to people and try to help them. Involves asking questions, listening, providing help. Sometimes people just need someone to listen; sometimes people want advice on how to work through a problem or situation. What I like about this career: helping people and making a difference. It is also great to be running my own business and being independent.
What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?
Social worker, psychiatrist.
What new technology will be important?
Office applications, such as software for tracking cases, for example.
What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?
Seven years of study past the bachelors degree. Ph.D. in Psychology and postdoctoral work.
What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?
Go to college and study psychology. From there, you can decide what career path you want, including research psychology, clinical psychology, social work, etc..
When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?
Yes, when I was fifteen I took a mini-course in psychology and knew I wanted to enter this field.
|Skills Used||Rating (5=Most Important thru|
|Athletic / Physical|
|Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment|
|Investigative / Fact Finding|
|leadership and Supervising|
|Math||Necessary for grad work|
|Sales and Negotiation|
|Scientific and Experimental||Also necessary for grad work|
|Social Service / Helping Skills|
|Teaching / Instructing|
|Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals|
Interview By: PB