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My occupation is Psychology, I’d like to become a Psychologist because I like helping people and I would also like to understand why we as humans do certain things. A Psychologist has specific responsibilities and tasks to preform, they need to get information about the job, establish and maintain relationships, and make problem solving decisions. They would also need to Coach others, assist and care for others and also provide advice and consultation to others (Common Tasks).
In this occupation there are three different types of Psychologists. Research Psychologists study people and behavior. They study what people think, do, and feel. Research Psychology would be a major satisfaction in this line of work because I want to interact with the human body. Counseling and Clinical Psychologists help people solve life and mental health problems. They begin determining the level of the patient’s troubles. Applied Psychologists apply psychological theories and research to real life situations (Overview Psychologists). DHS has a Family and Consumer Science classes as well as a Child Development class that can help you understand the way a child develops.
To work as a Psychologist you typically need to have a high school diploma or a GED, a bachelor’s degree, have a master’s degree in Psychology, complete an internship if you plan on doing counseling, and pass a licensing exam if you do counseling (Preparation Psychology). Some specific abilities a Psychologist would need to do is collect information through observations, interviews, surveys. Psychologists also need to identify behavioral and emotional patterns (Psychology). Courses you could take would be Sociology, Ethnic and Gender studies, Parenting and Anthropology (Help...

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