June 3, 2011
Many high school students consider what career path to follow prior to their graduation. Some wait until they enter their first year of college to make that decision. No matter what career or specific job a student selects, each one requires specific core skills. For a Psychologist I would need many years of school, I would need to have a great social skills, and understanding of the human mind. For a Photographer I would need many years of practice and great amounts of skill. These skills are basic to any job but, some jobs require more than others. Psychology and Photography differ in their education requirements, occupational outlook, key skills, and their ethical and legal responsibilities.
If I were to go to school to become a Psychologist I would need different levels of education to do different things. For example if had a Bachelors Degree I could work in a community mental health center assisting a practicing Psychologist. With a Doctoral Degree I would qualify to be a licensed Counseling or Clinical Psychologist. But with a Ph.D., I would be able to work in universities, schools, etc. The amount of education needed to be a Photographer all depends on my career goals for example with an Associate’s Degree I could qualify to work as a Journalistic Photographer or a Wedding Photographer. Also I could start my own company. This job I could do anything I want even without a degree. I could this, because Photography is more about skill than it is about knowledge Occupational Outlook
With the job market the way it is people are concerned whether they will be able to find a job. For both of the careers I choose the occupational outlook is great. The Occupational Outlook for a Psychologist is supposed to grow. The job expectancy will be the best for people with Specialist and Doctoral Degrees.
The Occupational Outlook for a Photographer seems very...