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If you want to be a psychologist you are becoming something like a doctor. You will learn about many physical illness along with mental disorders. If you become a social worker. You would be working in communities serving people directly on a day to day basis.
If you are interested in counseling individuals you can counsel individuals as a social worker as well. Most people who want to become psychologist like the prestige of the title and want to be able to help seriously mentally ill individuals.
If you can see yourself working with seriously ill mental populations becoming a psychologist is for you.