Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Other Job Titles Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary May Have
Adjunct Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Professor, Faculty Member, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor, Psychology Instructor, Psychology Professor
All of my work is done on the computer and telephone, where I interact with other faculty and students. I spend a lot of time in committee meetings and work on my research through online surveys and analyzing statistics.
Explore all the possible degrees and programs that could help you achieve your goals. Most goals/careers can be achieved with a variety of paths, and choosing the one that fits your lifestyle and needs will make it more likely for you to succeed. Interview and shadow people with jobs you are interested in. Differentiate between similar careers to determine which is best for you. For example, learn the nuances between school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers.
Working as a teaching or research assistant would be useful to anyone interested in a career in higher education. Also, focusing on academic performance is valuable as it opens up other doors of opportunity in graduate programs.
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