Hello and WELCOME to PsychAssist. Since we embarked on our Psychology journey, we have always heard Psychologists scoff at clinicians in private practice. This is something that we have never understood as in our opinion, if you’ve worked hard for this qualification, then what’s the harm in charging those that can afford it? Now we are most definitely not advocating that Psychology Graduates get into this profession for the money; however we would like to highlight the qualities of Psychology Graduates that could potentially earn them a pretty penny. Within this post we will explore the skills that Psychologists have that could potentially drive their success.
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We Study People’s Behaviour
Ok so the first reason why Psychologists should be better off is our highly specialised knowledge of people’s behaviours. This is predominantly used to analyse and to treat mental health difficulties; however this is a skill that could easily be adapted. For example, imagine if you could analyse the behaviours of a certain population and understand their habits etc. Now imagine if you produced a product that would greatly benefit this population that they are willing to purchase. Having studied human behaviours in such detail during training or at degree level, this could be a skill that becomes very useful down the road.
If this skill is utilised well, there’s absolutely no stopping that individual.
We are High Achievers
If you were to describe the world of psychology in 2 words it would be “High Achievers”. Now this could be viewed as a bad thing but it could also be a huge strength. To constantly aim high and to achieve your goals takes a lot of determination and perseverance which are all great qualities of successful individuals. It’s these traits that comfort the more entrepreneurial psychologists who decide to break out on their own. This is a skill that is embedded from Pre-University as most universities expect Students to have achieved higher than average grades in order to access Psychology at undergraduate level. If this skill is utilised well, there’s absolutely no stopping that individual.
We’re Very Reflective
There’s absolutely no moving forward without reflecting on the past and psychologists are at the forefront of this practice. Whilst engaging in this through supervision or by yourself, you will always think “what could I have done differently” or “What can I learn from this experience”. These are all amazing skills that are needed to be successful. The fact that Psychologists engage with this on a daily basis means that they are constantly adapting to situations and also learning from their experiences. This skill is something that the business world has been trying to embed for years and can be very difficult for some. This could, quite frankly, be the difference between luxury and losses.
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