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Angela Essary

I'm a therapist with a master's degree in counseling psychology.
Here's a super brief overview of possible psychology-related medical jobs:

in psychology:
with a bachelor's degree: case manager in a community mental health center, psych tech at a behavioral health hospital unit (both very hard work, both pretty poorly paid)
with a master's degree: therapist for children, adolescents, adults, in a community mental health setting, or therapist in a school setting, or therapist in a private office setting, or therapist in a hospital setting or teacher at a junior college, career therapist in a college career center
with a PhD: therapist or tester (testing kids for MR or adults for personality disorders, etc), organizational planner (figuring out how people make the most of their time at work, planning company structure and how it will impact people...)

in social work:
with a bachelor's degree: social worker in a hospital setting or in a department of child protection setting, or in other clinical settings like nursing homes, dialysis units, etc. In those cases the social workers are more like appointment schedulers (they think through what the patient might need to continue their success and schedule those follow-up appointments).
with a master's degree: social worker (therapist) in any therapist setting

in nursing:
LPN: you could work on a psych hospital unit (lock down) or give shots in a community mental health center
RN: you could work on a psych hospital unit, possibly manage a psych hospital unit, take vitals and assess clients in a community mental health center.

Answered 2 years ago

Angela Essary