March 2011 | Vol. 9 No. 2

March 2011 gradPSYCH Magazine cover

COVER PACKAGE: Psychology job forecast: Partly sunny

  • Psychology job forecast: Partly sunny

    In the coming decade, psychologists will face stiff competition from master's degree counselors in the direct-service delivery fields, but opportunities abound elsewhere — especially in geropsychology, neuropsychology and I/O psychology.

Health-care administration

CAREER CENTER

Postgrad growth area: Health-care administration

Psychologists are increasingly taking on these fast-paced, well-paid positions such as director of a hospital or CEO of a community health system.

Grant writing 101

Become more attractive to future employers by learning how to write grants and win research funding.

Dr. Darryl Salvador

CLASS ACT

Corps health care

Health psychologist Darryl Salvador explains how he paid off his student loans in four years through the National Health Service Corps.

Crime and punishment

Graduate student Tess Neal has taken the field of forensic psychology by storm. Next up: An ambitious dissertation on how bias in forensic assessments might affect the outcome of death penalty cases.

Matched next steps

DEGREE IN SIGHT

You've matched! Now what?

Seven steps to take after you receive the good news that you've matched.

Didn't match? Move on

Not matching to an internship isn't the end of the world — or your career — say students who've been there.

Just do it

There are significant benefits to finishing your dissertation before starting your internship including better finances, more research opportunities, better focus and being near your support system.

Scholars on the rise

As community colleges ramp up their psychology research programs, they're easing the way for students who dream of doctorates.

Credit crunch

MONEY MATTERS

The credit crunch

Eighty percent of graduate students owe money on their credit cards. How can you avoid being saddled with unnecessary debt?

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