One reader writes: "I am a recent graduate from the University of Phoenix. I have recently started looking for work as of June 2010. My degree title is Master of Science in Psychology. The question is: What can I do with a master's degree in psychology?
I am utterly perplexed on where to start looking for employment. I am considering going back to school to earn my doctorate, but I would like to find employment at least partly to pay for college. Can you understand my dilemma in this economic downturn?"
Answer: The job opportunities available to you after earning your master's degree in psychology can depend on a number of factors. In addition to the overall job outlook in your geographic area, the focus of your master's degree can play an important role in determining your employment prospects. Some of the major areas of employment include mental health services, government, business and education.
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