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Psychology in 2008 The roots of psychology can be traced back through centuries Cave men and cave women probably wondered why each behaved as they did Since at least the time of Socrates Plato and Aristotle in ancient Greece psychological topics have inspired lively curiosity Bernstein 6 In 1879 founded by Wilhelm Wundt the science of psychology was born Since then psychology has been and always will be an ever-growing scientific field In a field that focuses around human thought processes and behavior there will always be opportunities available and as long as there is human consciousness the world will need psychologists Psychology offers so many different opportunities to someone interested in pursuing a career in the field From research and market analysis to statistical information collection to clinical psychology the opportunities are endless In coming years psychology will prove to be a stable field to base a career in In the year 2008 there will be many job opportunities available in the field of psychology with approximately a twenty-one to thirty-five percent growth rate in job openings Bureau of Labor Statistics 152 Employment in professional specialty occupations is projected to grow the fastest and increase moreby 53 million workersthan any other major group over the 19982008 period Braddock 52 Among the occupations that fall within this category are counselors mental health service providers statisticians analysts and teachers Persons holding a doctorates degree in psychology have the greatest chances for placement in the field Positions ranging from clinical psychologist to educational psychologists are available to them Most of the growth will occur in universities and businesses that offer counseling services Job opportunities for educational psychologists will also become more available due to the need for professors and researchers Businesses will begin to hire more psychologists as well And business will not only continue to use the skills of a psychologist to examine research and statistical information about the market they will
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