Is Psychology a good Career option?

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Is Psychology a good Career option?

A Career in Psychology has always intrigued me. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Psychology is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Psychology. My research about a Career in Psychology became a lot more meaningful when I found: 

Vasudha Sharma's take!
Vasudha Sharma invested 15 years & 4 months in Psychology. Vasudha Sharma has worked in Psychology as Associate Professor in Doon Business School. In Vasudha Sharma's own words, this is how Vasudha Sharma got into Psychology: "After completing my Graduation in Psychology from Meerut University. I also did Post Graduation in Psychology from Meerut University. I have been working as a Psychologist since 2003. I am also working as an Associate Professor in Doon Business School since 2014." This link showed on the first page of search results for Vasudha Sharma: 

Career Video on Psychology
In a video, Vasudha Sharma has talked about various aspects of a Career in Psychology. Vasudha Sharma started by explaining Psychology as: "Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behaviour in a given context." The video was an engaging disposition.

We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Psychology is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Psychology. Vasudha Sharma touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Psychology
  • Human Behaviour
  • Life Skills
  • Psychotherapy Techniques
  • Sociometry
  • Motivation Theory

Anyone aspiring for this Career needs to understand that Skill development is crucial for success.
Vasudha Sharma then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Psychology:

  • Communication
  • Self Awareness
  • Reinforcement
  • Handling Situations
  • Empathy
  • Sense of Balance

This Career has an interesting list of Positives.
Vasudha Sharma believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Psychology:

  • Connected to People
  • Immense Joy
  • Self Confidence & Clarity
  • High Potential

Challenges are the other side of Positives and this Career is no exception.
And, Vasudha Sharma believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Psychology:

  • Conflict With Status Quo
  • Initial Struggle
  • Non Acceptance at Times
  • Misconceptions

In the final section of the video Vasudha Sharma talks about How a day goes in a Career in Psychology. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Psychology, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: 

Similar Career Talks on LifePage
I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:


























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