is there jobs in neuropsychology?

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is there jobs in neuropsychology?

Post by neurogirl17 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:15 pm

hello i am an A level student who is really interested in becoming a neuropsychologist. But i keep getting told that there are no jobs in psychology and now i am worried, is this true? Also what is next after you have got a undergraduate degree in psychology?

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Re: is there jobs in neuropsychology?

Post by Victoriomantic » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:09 pm

I'm not an expert (I've only just graduated from my undergraduate myself) but there certainly are jobs! Although they are competitive of course, like many psychology and other specialist jobs, but it must be possible to get them! Neuropsych jobs can be both research and clinical, look into both of them and see what you're going for.

Try checking out the BPS website and places like Great Ormond Street hospital, as I'm pretty sure they have a neuro department. A friend of mine also did a placement year working in neuropsych (I think he worked in a neuro rehabilitation service, and I've seen similar positions advertised on NHS Jobs recently). If you're looking for neuropsych then when it comes to applying for universities, take time looking into the research interests of the lecturers, you may find a uni with more neuropsych-based specialist modules. If neuropsych is what you want to go into then don't let anyone put you off! Just set some time aside to look into it and I'm sure you'll find something.

Edit: As for what is next, that depends on whatever you want to do :) You can do a masters, or you can look for volunteer work or psychology/research posts, or even transfer into a different field if you wish! Psychology allows you to develop many transferable and reflective skills, there are so many possibilities.

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Re: is there jobs in neuropsychology?

Post by miriam » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:54 am

The difficulty is in getting the qualification, not in getting jobs once you have them. The wiki tells you how to practise in psychology, and what the next steps are after your degree.
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