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Career pathways through the Psychology major : Career pathways through the Psychology major Duane Buhrmester, Ph.D. Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences The University of Texas at Dallas (972) 883-2352 What are your career options in Psychology? : What are your career options in Psychology? Therapist Educator or Professor Researcher Business and Industry Law and Law Enforcement Health and Medicine Sports UTD Success Stories : UTD Success Stories Dr. Melissa Black Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, UT Southwestern Medical Center Successful private practice in North Dallas Teaches graduate courses and supervises UTSW clinical students Dr. Kelly Goodness Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, U. North Texas Chief Forensic Psychologist, Vernon State Hospital Prominent trial consultant on capital murder cases. Dr. Alesha Seroczynski Ph.D., Developmental Psychopathology, Notre Dame University Faculty in Psychology at Bethel College in Indiana. Studies aggression and depression in children, adolescence and adults. Runs enrichment program for children and adolescents in a homeless shelter. What about becoming a therapist? : What about becoming a therapist? Bachelors degree: Para-professional Minimal on-job training Masters degree: Licensed Counselor or therapist 2-3 years beyond B.A. Doctoral degree: Licensed Psychologist 4-6 years beyond B.A. Psychiatry, M.D. specialization 7-12 years beyond B.A. How much $$$ do therapists make? : How much $$$ do therapists make? APA & BLS say with 10 years experience (2002 data) (25%/50%/75%) Bachelors degree in government $20/27/35K Masters degree in private practice $33/40/50K Doctoral degree in private practice $51/76/117K M.D. Psychiatry in private practice $103/133/180K What’s the outlook for actually getting a job as a therapist? : What’s the outlook for actually getting a job as a therapist? BLS says growth is faster than average Healthcare reform is changing in unknown ways Masters-level counselors are doing more of actual therapy Psychology entry-level job in Mental Health/Social Services : Psychology entry-level job in Mental Health/Social Services Psychology entry-level job in Business : Psychology entry-level job in Business Masters-level Counselors, Therapists and Social Workers : Masters-level Counselors, Therapists and Social Workers LPC -- Licensed Professional Counselor Master’s degree in Counseling or Psychology 3,000 hrs Supervised Therapy post M.A. Written & Oral State Exam LMSW -- Licensed Masters of Social Work--Advance Clinical Practitioner Master of Social Work 100 hrs with Supervisor post MSW Written & Oral State Exam Also School Psychology, School Counseling Doctoral-level Psychologists and Counselors : Doctoral-level Psychologists and Counselors Licensed Psychologist Doctoral degree in Psychology (4-6 yrs) 2 yrs Supervised Therapy Written & Oral State Exam Can be Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D. in School Psych Becoming a College and University Professor : Becoming a College and University Professor Clinical/Abnormal Psychology Cognitive/Experimental Psychology Developmental Psychology Educational/School Psychology I/O and Human Factors Psychology Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology Social/Personality Psychology How much $$$ do professors make? (9-10 month salaries; 2002 data) : How much $$$ do professors make? (9-10 month salaries; 2002 data) Full professor, $70/83/100 Associate professor, $53/58/65 Assistant professor, $45/50/54 Lecturer, $35/42/46 Slide 14: Median Full-Time Salaries of Doctoral-Level Psychologists by Employment Position: 2001 What are other careers with a graduate degree in Psychology? : What are other careers with a graduate degree in Psychology? Industrial/Organizational Psych. Human Factors Psychologist Educational Psychologist Health Psychologist Rehabilitation Psychologist Neuropsychologist Forensic Psychologist Sports Psychologist Psychology Majors are prepared for graduate study in: : Psychology Majors are prepared for graduate study in: Psychology Medicine Law Social work Education Business and industry What’s needed for the next step beyond your bachelors degree? : What’s needed for the next step beyond your bachelors degree? What will employers and graduate schools want to see? Admissions are COMPETITIVE, i.e., more applicants than openings Grades, course work, & degree. Standardized test scores (GRE, MCAT, LSAT). Standardized Scores X Grades : Standardized Scores X Grades What’s needed for the next step beyond your bachelors degree? : What’s needed for the next step beyond your bachelors degree? What will employers and graduate schools want to see? Admissions are COMPETITIVE, i.e., more applicants than openings Grades, course work, & degree. Standardized test scores (GRE, MCAT, LSAT). Letters of recommendation. Relevant experiences. Resume or self-statement of goals, accomplishments & distinctions. Slide 20: Rough Norms for Different Levels of Psychology Graduate Programs Disclaimer: In reality, there are not concrete criteria or cut-offs for admissions. Admissions range from being very competitive in elite Ph.D. programs to being non-competitive in lesser Masters programs. Information in cells are estimates of averages for students being admitted, but obviously there is variability around this norm. Also, strengths in one area can compensate (within limits) for weaknesses in other areas. *Necessary for clinical, counseling, and social work programs. Not necessary for academic-career programs. **Necessary for clinical and academic-oriented Ph.D. programs. Not necessary for non-Ph.D. counseling/social-work programs. What will make you stand out? : What will make you stand out? Letters of recommendations Bad ones Good ones History of accomplishments—Personal Statement Academic/Research Field work Organizations How do you get letters, experiences and accomplishments? : How do you get letters, experiences and accomplishments? Experiences How soon do you need to start? : How soon do you need to start? Sophomore Career path Research Volunteer Freshmen Adjust Explore Junior GRE/MCAT Thesis Internship Senior Apply Interview Graduate Contact : Contact Take my card Duane Buhrmester, Ph.D. buhrmest@utdallas.edu 972-883-2352

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