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This community area is for Psychology, which is a category of majors that includes "Developmental and Child Psychology". The complete list of specific majors that fall under this general category follows below.
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I was a psychology major in my undergraduate degree. I would suggest that you either go into a PhD program right away or pick a different major. The jobs for psychology majors at the BA/BS level are very low paying. I love psychology but you really need to further your education to make a psychology degree worthwhile. The pros are: it gives you a solid background to continue in your education, some of your coursework will help you interact with people regardless of your career, the material is interesting. The cons are really the career options at the BA/BS level. I would still choose this major, but go straight for the PhD.
This can be a very lucrative field, but it can be difficult to get started in. Psychologists can make a lot of money by doing specialized personality testing for companies. Owning your own practice and establishing a client base can sometimes be difficult. It is a relatively new field, so we are still learning more.