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Which Psychology
Career Is Right for
You?
Find out which career in
Psychology aligns best
with your personality
By Kendra Cherry
Updated January 26, 2017

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1. Which movie would you


rather watch?

Dangerous Good Will


Minds Hunting

The Silence The Wolf of


of the Wall Street
Lambs

Girl, Office Space


Interrupted

The Social
Network

2. What was your favorite


subject in high school?

Foreign Biology
Language

Political Math
Science

History Computer
Science

Psychology

3. In which setting would


you feel the most
comfortable working?

K-12 School Hospital or


clinic

Courtroom Marketing
department

Government Corporate
office office

University

4. Which career sounds the


most exciting?

Teacher Therapist

Lawyer Advertising
Executive

Nurse Software
Designer

Actor

5. Which appeals to you


most?

One-on-one Lab reports


interaction

Police Statistical
reports tools

Group work Case studies

Match-
making

6. If you had to pick one


word to describe yourself,
what would it be?

7. Your friends can always


count on you to...

Solve a Listen
problem

Tell a great Hook them


story up with the
coolest
products

Offer a Redesign
shoulder to their office
cry on

Be the life
of the party

8. If you could be a
superhero, what would
your powers be?

Telepathy Mind
reading

Time travel Mind


control

Healing Predicting
the future

Invisibility

9. You'd be interested in a
particular branch of
psychology if it included...

Helping Diagnosing
people an illness
through
their
personal
issues

Solving a Appealing
practical to the
problem in masses
the world

Helping Solving a
others problem in
navigate the
the system workplace

Helping a
person find
"the one"

10. How much does money


motivate you?

It's not my I'd like a


motivating career
factor but where I can
necessary ensure a
very good
salary

I'm more It's pretty


interested important
in solving
money
issues

Helping I want to
people is my get paid for
primary the work
motivator that I put
out

People are
more
interesting
than money

11. You just won $1,000!


What are you going to
spend the money on?

Donate a Books for


new my personal
computer to library
my local
school
district

Some crime Vintage


movies for advertising
my banners for
collection my home
office

Donate it to New laptop


charity

Exotic
vacation

12. If you could have


dinner with any historical
figure, who would it be?

Jean Piaget Sigmund


Freud

Al Capone Steve Jobs

Mother Bill Gates


Teresa

Martin
Luther King,
Jr.

Which Psychology Career Is Right


for You?
You got: School
Psychologist

Ariel Skelley / Blend Images / Getty Images

Since you have a passion for helping


others and enjoy one-on-one Ad

interactions, a career in school


psychology might be a great choice.
School psychologists work with
individual students and groups of
students to deal with behavioral
problems, academic difficulties,
disabilities and other issues. They
also work with teachers and parents
to develop techniques to deal with
home and classroom behavior. Two
to three years of graduate education
in school psychology is usually
necessary, but specific requirements
can vary by state.

Average Salary: $67,000

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL


ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes
only and is not a substitute for professional
medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

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