Psychology careers in the military

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Psychology careers are in demand. All branches of service offer careers in psychology and require degrees. A psychologist doesn't need to be in the military to have a career in psychology, however.

Psychology Background

Psychology has many fields and subfields. It studies the mental function and behaviours of individuals. Fields include animal psychology, enemy psychology, clinical psychology and personality psychology, all useful in the military.

Diagramming the Enemy

Psychologists in the military help determine the psyche of the enemy. They explore what makes them take the actions they do and at times help with capturing the enemy.

Other Uses of Psychology in the Military

A psychologist isn't just confined to the battlefield. Psychologists can be found in VA-mandated hospitals to work with soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other disorders as a result of military service.

Degrees Required

A bachelor degree in psychology is required to have a career in psychology in the military. Interested personnel can pick a speciality in psychology at the masters and PhD level.

Psychology Programs in the Military

Different branches of service have psychology programs designed specifically for service members interested in obtaining a bachelor or higher degree in psychology. To determine the qualifications, contact the division education officer. If a civilian, contact the local officers' recruitment service for the military for qualifications.

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