Moving from your Psychology degree to a Master's degree in Experimental Psychology or Neuroscience--Neuroscience career options
A route you can follow after your Psychology degree is to earn your Master's degree in Experimental Psychology or Neuroscience and then move into a Neuroscience career. The field of Neuroscience studies how the nervous system develops, the structure of the nervous system, and the function of the nervous system. It is a relatively new field of study so there is a vast amount of information still unknown about the nervous. Moreover, it seems like every year there are new technological advances to study the brain and the entire nervous system. Click on this link to read about what are areas of study in neuroscience.
There are three things to keep in mind wif you go the Psychology degree, Master's degree and then Neuroscience career. First, as an Experimental Psychologists or Neuroscientist you will be trained to design and conduct research. Second, it usually requires 2 years of graduate school to complete a master's thesis (research project). As a Master's student you will likely have to pay tuition and you will not receive other types of financial support (e.g., a stipend to work as a Teaching Assistant or Research Assistent)--check on this with schools you are interesyted in attending. Third, a Master's degree tends to offer greater job opportunities and greater salary than a Bachelor’s degree. Click here to read more about what a Master's degree in psychology offers. Finally, Neuroscience job opportunities are varied. Some specific jobs include: teacher, working for the government, research assistant, and medical writer.
The average yearly income for a Master's Degree in Experimental Psychology will typically be lower than the abouteducation.com listing for the mean yearly income for a PhD in Experimental Psychology of $56,000.
Click here to read important steps for Neuroscience Careers with a Master's or PhD Degree in Experimental Psychology.
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Click on the links below to read about other Neuroscience careers that require a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology degree:
Click on the links below to read about other Neuroscience careers that require a graduate degree in Psychology: