After receiving my Psychology degree, what careers Working with Children can I pursue with a Doctotal Degree in Psychology?
With your Psychology degree, you can move on to earn a Doctoral degree. With a Doctoral degree you can Work with Children in various areas. These areas include jobs at a school, private clinic, a non-profit organization, or government. Being in private practice is also an option.
Clinical (PhD or PsyD)--concerned with psychopathological (mental health disorders) populations and behavioral health.
Counseling (PhD)--concerned with vocational and career processes, human diversity, and professional training.
Experimental (PhD)--investigate human growth and development process
Non-profit Organizations/Government Agencies (Phd or PsyD)--concerned with organization/agencies that are designed to further a specific purpose or mission
Program and Policy Consultants (PhD or PsyD)--offer expert advice to various organization, government agencies, etc.
In the domain of Clinical Psychology or Consulting you can decide to earn one of two degrees--a PhD (Doctor of Philosphy) or a PsyD (Doctor of Psychology). In the other career areas you typically receive a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy). You should also be aware that abefore you can get a PhD you must complete a Master's (MA or MS) degree, either from the same school or another school. It generally takes 4-6 years to complete a PhD; you complete a dissertation (research project). With regard to a PsyD, it takes a little less time to complete than a PhD. Also, a PsyD does not involve a research project. One other interesting fact about earning a Doctoral degree is that typically when you are working toward your PhD you do NOT pay tuition--you get a tuition waiver. In addition, you usually receive what is called a "stipend" (salary for working as a Research Assistant or Teaching Assistant). However, neither a tuition waiver or a stipend is typically given to students earning a PsyD. Remember, both a PhD and a PsyD offer greater job opportunities and a greater salary than a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, and both a PhD and a PsyD allow you to be licensed by a state to do certain activities (e.g., testing, therapy). Read about a comparison between Masters and PhD degrees in psychology here. Also, read about a comparison between a PhD and a PsyD here.
apa.org lists the average yearly income for a PhD in Clinical Psychology at $80,000.
apa.org lists the average yearly income for a PhD in Counseling Psychology at $85,000.
zipcruiter.com lists the average yearly income for a PhD in Developmental Psychology at $71,000.
apa.org lists the average yearly income for a PhD in Educational Psychology at $875000.
payscale.com lists the average yearly income for a PsyD at $77,000.
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