5 reasons why you should become a psychologist

Job satisfaction

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As a psychologist you can treat the patients & solve their mental health problems, this can give you lot of job satisfaction as you can create a difference in some one's life, you can learn more about yourself & face your fears

According to a report of World Health Organization, Depression is a common illness worldwide, with an estimated 3.8% of the population affected, including 5.0% among adults and 5.7% among adults older than 60 years. Approximately 280 million people in the world have depression

At its worst, depression can lead to suicide. Over 700000 people die due to suicide every year. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds. Depression and suicide are linked, with an estimate that up to 60% of people who commit suicide have major depression.

Highly  demand

According to a study, India currently has 9000 psychiatrists, 2000 psychiatric nurses, 1000 clinical psychologists, and 1000 psychiatric social workers. The country would need an additional 30,000 psychiatrists, 37,000 psychiatric nurses, 38,000 psychiatric social workers and 38,000 clinical psychologists.

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And according to a study of Times of India, 43% of the Indians are in depression especially due to Covid pandemic and lock downs there has been a drastic increase in the mental health issues of the people like anxiety and higher stress levels

There is a high demand of psychologists in india because more people are facing mental health issues such as depression & anxiety than ever before and because of more demand, salary is also going to be more. on average psychologists can charge 500-5000 rs per hour session

Many specializations & career options

3.

Psychology is a very broad subject & you can specialize in different branches like clinical psychology, developmental psychology or sports psychology &

you can get job in many sectors like management, marketing/advertising, social services, career guidance & coaching, research assistant, & teacher apart from working as a psychologist in a clinic/hospital.

Meet new people &  gain new skills

4.

As a psychologist you will regularly meet new people  of various kind from young & teenage to old age people & learn their experiences, problems & if you are people oriented person, you like new challenges, exciting career then being a psychologist is a good career

and because you will be meeting new people every day you can gain skills like communication, negotiation, problem solving, critical thinking skills, and many more

Become self employed

5.

After getting specialized knowledge, many psychologists in India start their own private clinics, start their own business because of that they can enjoy flexible working hours so they can spend time with their family & friends, & they are their own boss, etc

These are all the reasons you should become a psychologist

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