Why choose a career in child psychology?
June 1, 2018 / Sharnie Carter
Child psychology is a very popular education subject and career choice for many people.
Psychology is the study of the human mind and functions. It is often referenced in response to certain behaviours or characteristics that occur, but can generally be used to gain a deeper understanding of a person in general.
So when you think of this in regard to children, it can open an entirely new realm of discovery.
- What do children think of when they are alone?
- What makes children behave how they do?
- How do certain situations affect the development of children?
It can lead to many different careers and help you in everyday life when working in an environment with or raising children.
Plus, it’s just a really fascinating subject.
So here are 4 reasons why you should study child psychology:
It will improve your communication and social skills
Studying child psychology will put you in touch with emotions, body language and variations of speech, helping to refine your communication skills. It takes patience and understanding to be able to communicate with children of all ages. You will gain a better understanding of how to react to them and what to say.
Daily functions and tasks will seem easier
Psychology allows your analytical skills to improve because you are learning more about problem-solving and critical thinking. As you are learning about deeper understanding, you will learn to think more about decisions and make smarter and more informed choices.
Your career prospects will improve
Studying child psychology will open a wide range of career prospects for you. You will have a deeper understanding of children and will, therefore, be better equipped to work in an environment with them. For example, in a school or nursery or, of course, a child psychologist.
A financial investment
Did you know that working as a psychologist can have very rewarding salary benefits? Once you have officially qualified as a child psychologist, you can earn anything up from a starting salary of £27,000!
In addition, if you decide to specialise, you can earn study grants and bonuses to aid your continued learning.
Sounds like a great choice to us!
We offer a range of courses including Child Psychology Level 3, Early Years and Child Psychology Level 3, Child Care and Child Psychology Level 3 that can help you work towards the career of your dreams.
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, call our student adviser team on 03300 563100 to get more information.
Or take a look at our website to see what our Child Psychology course has to offer.