kayleighlbean (kayleighlbean) wrote in thequestionclub,
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I am going into my junior year of my undergrad in psychology. I want to be either a forensic or clinical psycologist. My parents and I have been arguing about this for a while now, they think I should switch to human resources and someday go back to get my graduate in psychology if the time is right. The main thing they are concerned about is loans and money. Psychology grad schools are very competitive though, and I know that if I don't get my bachelors in psychology or if I wait to go, then it'll probably never happen.

My academic advisor is much more positive, she has told me that most grad schools give students jobs on campus to sustain their living and that psychology can be very rewarding financially. My parents think she's full of it, many schools DO lie about the success rate of their students to sell kids on a major.

Also, I am borrowing about $11,000 a year.

Even given the economy, is it seriously worth it to give up passion for a career that pays more?

Do grad schools really assist students financially as much as my advisor claims?

Is there a compromise here?
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