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Careers Psychology -- Exam 1
Terms in this set (21)
Who is in the field of psychology?
16% of workforce accounted for by racial/ethnic minorities
more women entering the workforce
5% of psychologists have
the systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind
a method used to solve a specific, practical problem of an individual or a group
What are some types of degrees you can obtain in psychology?
Master of Arts
Master of Science
Doctor of Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy
relevant only to clinical, counseling, and school psychology doctoral programs and internships
comprehensive standards for a quality education
a process of validation in which colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning are evaluated
student loan debt
major expense is tuition
research funding opportunities for graduate students
salaries in america
mountain, east south central, south atlantic: < 65,000
pacific, east north central, new england: 65,000-90,000
west north central, west south central, middle atlantic: >90,000
programs that award PhDs
programs that award PsyDs
What is the training needed in order to practice in psychology?
do research on the subfields/graduate programs
What are some skills desired by employees?
people skills, GPA/academic abilities, flexibility, technical skills
What are some different jobs that can be obtained with a bachelors?
public relations, advertising, administrative assistant, computer support specialist, retail worker, human resources worker, human services worker, police officer
What are internships good for?
What is it about values that are important to career planning?
making effective career choices is related to how clearly a person specifies his or her values
What are the median salaries in different subfields of psychology?
professional service positions: 85,000
teaching positions: 62,000
research positions: 95,000
management positions: 110,000
a type of financial award where a university relinquishes its right to charge you tuition
fee reduction vouchers for GRE
can be granted to individuals who can confirm that they are unemployed and receiving unemployment compensation
Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Holland's Personality Type Theory
It is important for one's personality type to fit one's occupation for maximum job satisfaction
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
a personality test that taps four characteristics and classifies people into 1 of 16 personality types
Personal Statement on a Graduate Application
don't make it too general or vague
include an engaging, creative opening in your statement
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