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How psychology could be the key to a fulfilling career change

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When searching for a more fulfilling career, it’s important to identify your core values and how you can apply those values to your career goals. If making a difference to people’s lives is at the top of your list, then a course in psychology could be exactly what you need to make the change. 

Not only does studying psychology give you key skills to have in a wide range of work settings, but it can also help you gain greater fulfillment on a personal level.
 

Learn more about yourself 

Human behaviour is at the core of psychology. In a course, such as the Graduate Diploma in Psychology, you will cover topics that delve into psychological theory, giving you a wide view into why people behave the way they do. 

This can be a useful tool for self-reflection, as it will give you a better understanding of your own personality and behaviours. In a work-place setting, this is a beneficial trait to have as it will help you work more efficiently and know how to handle high-pressure situations. 

Having knowledge in psychological theories, such as the different social learning approaches to personalities, will also aid you in a team environment, as you will know how to approach conflict and make difficult decisions.
 

Pursue a specialty you are passionate about

You may already know that helping people is one of your core values, but are you still unsure about the type of job you want to do? Studying psychology can help you work out where your true passion lies, giving you the opportunity to find the time to work out what area you want to specialise in.

Take Graduate Diploma in Psychology graduate Leanne Tander for example. When Leanne first started studying with Monash Online, she was considering sports psychology. However, as her studies progressed she found other interests, including neurobiology. With a steadfast focus, Leanne continued to pursue a career as a registered psychologist and is currently studying the Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced.
 

Make a difference in people's lives

Whether you are a teacher who wants to help struggling students or a Human Resource Manager trying to improve a workplace, psychology will give you the skills you need to make a difference. 

If you choose to continue the path to becoming a registered psychologist by undergoing further study, you will have the opportunity to do a research project that focuses on a topic that you are passionate about. For example, Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced student Lauren Linton has used her research topic to understand the source of violent behaviour in sport. Her study aims to find what prevention and intervention strategies can be implemented to change antisocial attitudes. Lauren is just one example of how you can use your psychology studies to not only personally develop, but also make a difference in the wider community.