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Career Project

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Rebekah DeVore

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Self-Assessment Tools -2/3 Self-Assessment Tools said I would fit best in a teaching/researching position.
These 2 were both Aptitude tests
-The third test was specifically for psychology and it said I should go into Applied Psychology and listed an I/O Psychologists as my top pick. Pros/Cons about Teacher/Researcher Teacher/Researcher Career Project Post-secondary Teacher/Researcher Qualifications/Training
-Usually a post-secondary teacher has a PhD in a related field, usually universities that are research based have Graduate students teaching most undergraduate classes.
-To become a Post-secondary teacher I would need to enter a PhD program at a research based institute and to continue doing this I would need to complete and pass the program.
-To become a qualified researcher it would be best to complete an accredited PhD program with a Scientist-Practitioner model of teaching. Teacher/Researcher Continuing Education/On the job... Self-Assessments Used:
-http://psychology.about.com/library/quiz/bl-careerresultsa.htm
-http://www.123test.com/career-test/index.php
-http://www.careerpath.com/career-tests/career
quiz/Results.aspx?red=111011000000000100100010 http://psychology.berkeley.edu/research/clinical-science-program-curriculum -Publications/Conferences
-Seminars/meetings
-Apply for grants/etc.
-Research Projects,
design/implement/analyze
-Mentor Grad students "Psychology job opportunities, it said, are expected to grow 19 percent over the next 10 years. School psychology is particularly fast-growing because of increased public understanding of the link between mental health and learning, the authors point out. The position of college professor scored high on both flexibility and creativity, slightly lower on stress and lowest on ease of entry. Job opportunities for academicians are expected to grow 31 percent over the next decade, according to the data." "According to the Money study, the average salary for a college professor is $81,500, and approximately 95,300 new positions are available annually. By comparison, a recent report by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) lists that average as $70,333. The AAUP data also shows that big differences exist between different types of academic institutions, with full professors at private doctoral universities earning $131,292 on average and assistant professors at community colleges earning $47,046." Availability of Positions/Pay and Benefits http://www.apa.org/gradpsych/2006/09/jobs.aspx Psychologist, professor Among the Top Ten U.S. Jobs (APA Article) Pros Cons -Money for school
-Length of school
-Location of school
-Not find significant research and be frustrated
-Writers block for publications
-If students are unmotivated -Money for school
-Length of school
-Location of school
-Research and learn more about subjects that are interesting
-Changing schedule (new students and classes)
-Help others to learn and find what they love to do Interviews http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/13868619/what-made-you-decide-you-wanted-to-teach What made you decide to teach? http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/13868635/dr-howell-and-dr-rogers-3
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