Would you ever go to University for 5 to 7 years (and get a PhD) to be a Counselling Psychologist?

I've been thinking about going to University to get my PhD in Psychologist, and then getting a job as a counselling psychologist. Do you think it is worth enduring five to seven years of school to do this? Would you do it yourself? Have you done it?

Asked By: Jessica - 1/4/2009
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It will totally be worth it, but I think that it will take 7 or 8 years def not 5 to get a PHD unless you are very speedy. It is worth it monetarily because psychologists with a PHD make on average around $80,000 per year while psychs with a BS make only like $45,000.
Answered By: charmedone92 - 1/4/2009
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Definitely. No matter what happens to the economy Social Work and Therapy will always just get bigger and broader and full of more opportunities. The worse shape the country is in the more jobs there are for people like you and me.Because we are who people turn to when they need help. (Not that I hope the country... More
Answered By: Joe S - 1/4/2009
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