Psychology can be described as the study of human behavior in simple words. MA Psychology aims at enabling the students in identification of issue related to emotions, behavior, and psychology. These skills provide graduates with endless opportunities.
There are a number of fields where a psychology graduate can make a successful career. Such fields are of health psychology, clinical psychology, sports psychology, educational psychology, school counseling, industrial psychology, social work, and counseling psychology.
They can work in different sectors like in defense forces, prisons, advertising industry, vocational rehabilitation centers, community mental health centers on the profiles of psychiatric assistant, urban planning officer, forensic psychologist, personnel administration, public relation officer, research psychologist, media, clergy.
Top recruiters for Psychology students are:
- Columbia Asia
- Care Hospitals
MA Psychology graduates can work for top companies at different job profiles. Some of them are given below in the table.
|Clinical Psychologist||Responsible for giving assessment and treatment to people with psychological problems. Provide therapy to the people who suffer from normal psychological crises and psychiatric disorders.|
|Health Psychologist||Needs to conduct and design programs which help individual stop alcoholism, shed smoking, stay fit, manage stress and lose weight.|
|Industrial Psychologist||Works to help the organization in keeping the employees motivated, productivity enhanced and attrition rate low. Develop ways to enhance work productivity by harnessing the relationship between people and their work.|
|Teaching||Responsible for teaching and interacting with students at university. Research on related topics, attend seminars, systematic record keeping of student activities and focused and proactive academic counseling|
|Counseling Psychologist||Requires to treat adjustment problem along with other emotional and behavioral issues.|
|School Psychologist||Help troubled children encountering difficulties at school. Diagnose problems and suggest solutions to the same.|
|Sports Psychologists||Entrusted with assessing the psychological factors affecting athletic performance and find ways to improve the same. Also needs to overlook the psychological effect of training and exercise on sportsmen.|
|Community Counselor||Tasked with counseling in human services agencies in the local community by providing preventive services and implementing a counseling program.|
MA Psychology: Salary Trends
In today’s hectic and fast moving world there is a huge demand for psychologists. More people are getting mentally ill then physically because there is a large level of stress in people of every age group. Projected employment for psychologists is around 190,000. According to the figures given by Occupational Outlook Handbook, the annual median salary of an experienced psychologist in 2014 was around 24 lakhs. While on an average an entry-level candidate can earn up to 30,000 INR per month.