The Career Path For Becoming A Clinical Psychologist Essay

2181 Words Sep 21st, 2016 9 Pages
From the tender age of 4 I always knew what I wanted to be, there was no doubt in my mind that I would grow up to be one of the greatest elementary school teachers that ever lived. I was so sure this was the career path for me that I never considered another option; I was going to be a teacher. This was all true, until my senior year of high school, where I came face to face with my new passion during my first college course, “Intro to Psychology.” The professor was amazing; he went over all the concepts of psychology, the most influential psychologist and some career options in psychology. I was always considered the “Dr.Phil” for my family and friends, so with my new found love of psychology, I was immediately intrigued by the idea of becoming a clinical psychologist. The following year when I went off to college I decided to major in psychology with the hopes of becoming a clinical psychologist and one day opening my own practice. Three years later I graduated with my B.S in Psychology as planned, but the plan of becoming a clinical psychologist withered away. During the three years at school, I considered about 4 different career paths, and for the first time in my life I didn’t know what I wanted to do or which career would be the perfect match for me.
The main reason for my confusion was reading through an article titled, “Why you shouldn’t major in psychology,” the article spoke about how hard it would be to find a job after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in…

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