I’m appearing for B.Com final year exams this year. I had cleared the entrance exam for CA in my first year and had given intermediate exams twice. Now I don’t want to continue my studies in commerce. Instead I want to study psychology, for which I will have to obtain a graduate degree in the said subject. I am facing conflicts in my decision as it delays all the other things in my future. Please guide me as to what will be the future of this decision. How much will I earn and when?
- Rajat Goyal asked 7 months ago
- last edited 5 months ago
You can always switch your field to any desired branch.This may have short term effect on your career growth but in a long race it doesn’t matter.On the other hand there are a lot of common segments in commerce and psychology. You can work in a lot of fields as an employee as well as counselor. You can also put the knowledge of your statistics in your career growth as an analyst.
You can also opt for academics and teaching as a professor or research scholar.
There would only be psychological barriers if you change your field and start with psychology afresh. That is, you might think that others are doing well and are ahead of you. If you control this thought, then I don’t think you will encounter any problem and hence you should couragiously go for psychology if it appeals to you. You shall start earning at least 2 years after your graduation and can expect to become one of the following:
- Clinical psychologist
- Counselling psychologist
- Educational psychologist
- Forensic psychologist
- Further education teacher
- Health psychologist
- Occupational psychologist
- Primary care graduate mental health worker
- Psychological wellbeing practitioner
- Sport and exercise psychologist
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
- Actuarial analyst
- Advertising account planner
- Advice worker
- Careers adviser
- Forensic accountant
- Human resources officer
- Market researcher
- Physician associate
- Play therapist
- UX analyst
P.S. Career Adviser and Counsellor is something that is growing at an incredibly high pace and will ensure you good, stable and high salaried job.