How to get a job as a psychologist
Psychologists can be divided into two large groups: social psychologists (those engaged in counseling, working with children, the elderly, chronically ill, etc.) and commercial psychologists (business coaches, HR managers). Immediately we can say that the second group can claim a large salary, but without work experience it is difficult to find a job both for that and for that.
Social psychologists without work experience can be taken to a state institution (kindergarten, school, hospital) or to a social center. The main disadvantages of the first option are small salaries and a lot of paperwork. In social centers, which are both public and private), a beginning psychologist will be better: there are more different clients, free training and refresher courses are possible.
Those who graduate from the faculty of psychology willingly take companies and recruitment agencies to the position of "recruiter" or "HR manager". As a rule, without experience you can only get to the elementary level. Counseling here is not required - at the primary level, young psychologists are engaged in the selection of resumes and telephone interviews. Such work, no doubt, may seem excessively routine, but wages in this area are above average.
If there is additional education in the sphere of management, a beginning psychologist can get a job as a coach in the training center. Sometimes it is possible and without additional education - depending on the training conducted by the center. There are training centers specializing in corporate trainings (trainings on leadership time management, etc.). Some training centers conduct personal growth trainings. Their specialists have enough and psychological education.
If you are confident in your abilities, then why do not you start your own practice? To accept and advise clients it is possible at home, and to search for them - through the Internet. Such a business, of course, does not immediately "go up the hill", it may take several years before you have a lot of customers. However, for those who see themselves as a psychoanalyst,psychologist-consultant. it's a good choice. Here you are your own boss and do not depend on the employer.