I HAVE FOUND LANGUAGE BARRIERS TO BE A PROBLEM IN THE MEDICAL PSYCHIATRIC FIELDS( TOO MANY FOREIGN NONAMERICANS THAT DO NOT SPEAK OR UNDERSTAND THE AMERICAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE)!!!!
Your next step should be is to study for your MCAT. Also Get a job in the healthcare field to gain some experience. Would love to answer any additional questions you have. Give me a call..
If I talk of the NEXT STEP, it is to enter the region of job market after you have completed your study. I would suggest you not to limit yourself to “POSSIBLY MEDICAL SCHOOL” There are many entry levels jobs for a person with major in psychology:
1. Sales Representative: Undergraduate psychology programs help students acquire a wide range of interpersonal skills, which can then be put to use in different sales and marketing positions. According to the College Majors Handbook, sales positions represent the second largest area of employment for those with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Employers value skills such as the ability to speak well and communicate effectively. If you are interested in working in this field, take classes that will improve your understanding of people and human behaviour. Courses in social psychology, personality, and communications can be especially beneficial.
2. Advertising Agent: The art and science of persuasion is a major topic in psychology, which is why advertising is often an ideal career choice for people with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Careers in this field often involve researching the target audience for a product or message2 and developing advertising materials based on this research. If you are interested in a career in this field, look for ways that you can gain practical experience now. Internships are an excellent way to get experience, find professional mentors, and build networking relationships in your chosen field.
3. Psychiatric Technician: While many people with a bachelor's degree in psychology find work in other unrelated areas, some choose to work directly in the field of mental health and human services.
A few potential job titles in this area include:
1. Case manager
2. Mental health technician
3. Psychiatric technician
4. Rehabilitation specialist
5. Social work assistant
In most cases, these individuals work directly under the supervision and guidance of a licensed clinical psychologist or social worker. Job duties involve helping patients with basic daily needs, teaching life skills, conducting applied therapy sessions, and performing related case management tasks.
4. Career Counsellor: If you enjoy helping people discover their potential, then working as a career counsellor can be a fulfilling choice. This job often involves helping people select a career, assisting those in the process of changing careers, or providing vocational rehabilitation to individuals returning to the workforce. Some individuals choose to work with disabled adults who may need skills training, job search help, on-the-job training, and regular workplace supervision.
5. Probation and Parole Officer: If you are interested in working in the field of criminal justice, you might want to consider a career as a probation or parole officer. Typically hired by local or state governments, probation, and parole officers work directly with individuals who have been convicted of criminal offenses. These professionals supervise offenders at home, work, and school settings to track behaviours, make recommendations to the courts, and coordinate with drug treatment professionals or therapists.
6. Writer: Earning a bachelor's degree in psychology generally requires a great deal of writing. After graduation, put those communication skills to work in a writing-related career. Some potential job titles in this area include technical writers, advertising copywriters, and newspaper reporters.
7. Market Researcher: People working in the field of market research perform a variety of tasks, including conducting interviews, performing opinion polls, collecting data, and interpreting results. A bachelor's degree in psychology prepares students for work in this field by training graduates in statistical and scientific methodologies.
8. Child Care Worker: Another way to utilize your bachelor's degree in psychology is to become a childcare worker. If are interested in working in an area related directly to psychology, then you might want to consider becoming a partial care worker in a mental health setting. These individuals aid clients in outpatient settings to cope with a variety of mental health concerns. Other options include working in a day-care or after-school program or even opening your own childcare centre.
9. Laboratory Assistant: If you have an interest in research and experimental psychology, working as a psychology laboratory assistant could be a great way to put your bachelor's degree to work. Some settings that might employ psychology lab assistants include university psychology programs, government agencies, and businesses that study human behaviour. Get a leg up on the competition by gaining valuable research experience today. Sign up for a research assistant position at your university or consider taking an internship in a psych lab.
10. Social Service Specialist: Individuals with a bachelor's degree in psychology can also find career opportunities working in the social services sector for government agencies or non-profits. These positions might entail helping individuals locate psychological resources in their community, providing counselling services directly to clients, and other types of case management services. Some important skills for those working in the social service field include the ability to assess client needs, keep thorough and accurate records, express care and empathy, and to act as advocates for clients.
11. Teacher: Students who also earn a teaching certificate along with their bachelor's degree in psychology can also become teachers. Some graduates may opt to apply their knowledge of psychology indirectly as an elementary or middle-school teacher, while others may choose to teach psychology at the high school level. If you already hold a bachelor's degree in psychology, you might be able to enrol in an accredited teacher education program in order to earn a teaching certificate in your state. Contact your state's board of education to learn more about the requirements and any alternative routes to becoming a credentialed teacher that might be available.
Psychology degrees are one of the most popular options at colleges and universities throughout the world. Most academic institutions offer either a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).
A Bachelor of Arts degree focuses on more liberal arts’ general education courses. The B.A. option usually involves taking fewer courses in psychology and more classes in subjects outside of the major field area. A Bachelor of Science degree will focus on more science and mathematics courses. Students pursuing a B.S. in psychology may have to take more lab and statistics general education classes. The B.S. option involves a stronger concentration on the major area of study and students take more psychology courses than those who are pursuing a B.A.
If your goal is to become a licensed psychologist, then you will definitely need to continue your education at the graduate level in order to earn your Ph.D. or Psy.D. in psychology.
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Congratulations on your new degree! (smile)
If I understand what you are asking, after having completed your tier-one for higher education, you are now in a quandary as to what comes next in furthering your educational path.
You have expressed a concern of language barriers specifically in the field of psychiatry; however, I am unclear as to the specificities of the barriers.
For example, are you speaking of your potential professors not being able to communicate effectively, which prevents you from learning the material? Or perhaps potential patients who do not meet your language criteria?
If the latter, there are several options from establishing a niche client base to having various staff diverse in tongue, or even expanding your own vocabulary; however, your “next steps” for the ultimate outcome depends largely on your end goals, (i.e., to make money, to help people, to have prestige, etc., then your priorities, time-frame, your resources, the amount of investment and/or changes you are prepared to make to reach your end-goal and so many more factors), but without more details I am remiss to go further.
I am happy to communicate with you further if my response has been of assistance.
Either way, kudos to you for reaching out.