Psychologist Vs Lawyer Essay

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Psychologist vs. Lawyer
Ever since I was a child, I have been asked what I wanted to be when I grow up. My answer at the time was that I wanted to be a pilot. Growing up, I have realized that I 'm not even interested in becoming a pilot. During my high school years, I began to find interest in law, yet I was attracted to activities that involved counseling and helping others. [transition sentence = ‘because of this, I have researched careers and have focused my attention to two different fields’]. A behavioral psychologist studies the behaviors of a person and helps them modify their reaction in difficult situations. On the other hand, a family helps a client who is getting a divorce. Although a behavioral psychologist and a family lawyer
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"Job growth for psychologists is projected to increase 12 percent through 2018." (Psychology). It is more likely for a Psychologist to be successful in the next 3 years than now. "Psychologists holding doctorate degrees in school psychology, counseling, or other specialties will have the best job opportunities" (Psychology). I will have better opportunities as a behavioral psychologist because they also counsel people in order to study their behaviors. Behavioral Psychologists are frequently advised for people facing conflicts due to their reactions and behaviors to their problem.
A lawyer can always start off by working at a firm. Family lawyers can also work for themselves, though they would not be as successful because they’d have no clients to start off with. By working at a firm, they’d be able to work their way up. "Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2012 to 2022" (Bureau). Due to a high percentage of couples splitting up, the job outlook for a family lawyer is going to increase in the next 5 years. Every person that is going through a divorce will need a family lawyer especially if they are fighting for custody or need assistance dividing marital
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Being self-employed allows a free schedule, but studies shows that many psychologists have been seeking a better work-life balance. "When asked whether they were currently experiencing stress, 51 percent of participants said yes. When asked whether they told anyone about their stress, 43 percent said no." (APA). Psychologists are stressed due to the amount of work they have and their occupied minds. They cannot manage having a balance between work and life because they are too stressed about their career and clients yet they are not willing to seek help or talk to someone

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