Psychology and Mental Health
Psychology is a division of science which deals with human behaviors and their mental processes. Their treatment is based on studying the changes in behavioral pattern and counsels the patients to bring back their life. A professional practitioner within this field is known as a psychologist.To build a career in this field, one must have a true desire to help mankind. To become psychologists he/she does not need a medical degree, but they have to specialize in various aspects of psychology for years together.

A student can start practicing psychology at graduate, post graduate and doctorate level. There are specializations in various fields of psychology such as Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Medical Psychology, Developmental psychology, Industrial Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Social Psychology, Research psychology etc.

Few courses offered in psychology: -  
  • Bachelor of Science in psychology
  • Master of science in psychology
  • M.Phil in Clinical psychology

Basic Eligibility

UG:
 
For admission into bachelor’s degree a student must pass higher secondary education or 10+2 with subjects in science. The duration of the program is of 3 years.

PG:
 
For admission into master's degree a student must have bachelor's degree in relevant subject. The duration of the program is of 2 years.

Specializations

Few Specializations in this field: -
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Medical Psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Research psychology

Job Prospects

Those who want to build a career in psychology have a lot of opportunities in this field. They can seek employment in sectors like schools, councilors in universities, colleges, hospitals etc. Nowadays several developmental agencies, youth guidance centers, rehabilitation centers and NGOs are employing counseling psychologists for rehabilitation of mentally retarded people, elderly/ aged people, drug addict and child labors.

Psychologists can look for a job in industry to advise methods of improving working environment and efficiency of the employees. The most efficient ways of marketing is advertisement and endorsement through several means. Therefore, psychologist can moreover opt for a career in consumer psychology that provides proper feedback about consumer’s reactions to products or services.

Some job profiles under psychology includes: -
  • Social Welfare department
  • Special education teachers
  • Physicians
  • Sociology
  • Recreation workers
  • Social workers
  • Market research analysts
  • Labor relations managers
  • Human Resource
Pay package: -

The job of a professional psychologist is very tough but remunerative. The salary depends upon the factors such as qualification, experience, job profile and specialization. Those working in educational sector and NGOs can easily earn around Rs.10,000 to Rs.12,000 per month. Those who are working in private sector have good earnings.



 

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