Where does the psychologist work?
The article is devoted to the connoisseurs of the human soul -psychologists, or rather - their employment. This profession is not completely alien to me, so I know the field of activity of a psychologist not by hearsay. Let's start by listing the general directions of possible work, and then we will move on to specific professions. I will note that we will consider the work of a psychologist in its pure form, namely in those spheres where such a position exists (whether it is a regular psychologist of the firm or a psychologist-consultant).
Areas of work of a psychologist
First of all, we note that for psychologiststhere are two main areas of work. This is private practice and employment. The first option, of course, is more profitable, but it is not easy to open your own psychological counseling center or even just work as an independent consultant - especially for beginning psychologists. Usually they do this: first they are hired (in some psychological center or in a state institution), they accumulate knowledge and practical experience. The next step is an independent activity as a psychologist-consultant or an invited specialist (in this case it is simply not work for hire, but cooperation with an organization). And only after that the psychologist, who is already wise enough, can open his own center. Someone is satisfied with their own consultations, but some do not, and he hires other specialists. The most advanced psychologists combine advisory work with scientific work. By the way, the creation of its own center of psychological assistance can contribute to the growth of a psychologist as a scientist - after all, it is possible to observe not only his work. But we are still far away, so let's move on to specific employment options.
Where can a psychologist work?
First of all, any psychologist can get a job inthe center of psychological assistance - both in the state and private. Here it is worth noting that in the civil service we do not particularly clear up, because the state pays a penny to the psychologists. Therefore, many choose a private structure. Of course, here it is necessary to make a discount on the Russian mentality. Our people do not like to appeal to psychologists, preferring friendly advice, or at all keep all the problems inside. This is not good and not bad, but it's just that way. And a young specialist-psychologist should always take this fact into account when setting up a job. Also suitable option with the work of a regular psychologist in any organization. For example, in an enterprise, in a company, in a kindergarten, in a school, in a higher educational institution, etc. This option is suitable for experienced psychologists and those who are just starting their way specialist. Such work teaches a lot and quickly, so a large number of young professionals choose this way today, and some of this work is so enthralling that they will not trade it for any other. Work in the organization is good because the psychologist learns to clearly identify the types of people, because it depends on his decision, what will be the opinion of the leadership about this or that candidate for a vacant seat.
Other work options
And where to work psychologist yet? There is also the option of providing psychological help to people in critical situations. So, for example, psychologists work for the Ministry of Emergency Situations. However, in order to get a job, there is not enough psychological education - special training is needed in the structure of the Ministry of Emergency Situations. You ask, why did not I cover other areas in which the psychologist can work? In fact, everything is simple: the fact is that we talked about the work of a psychologist by profession, and in such areas as sales or advertising, there is no post of psychologist in pure form - there these skills are used only to successfully sell. And successfully apply their skills as a psychologist can be practically in any field.