Tanner Tilkens- 8th Hour Science

Overview of the career

Being a psychologist is finding out people's emotions and personalities and using this information. This information can be used for finding out who is best fit for a job, working through that persons problems, etc.

Things you need to succeed in this career

In high school, you should take advanced math, science, English, and social studies, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Foreign Language, and Statistics and Probability.

Degrees you should get in college are: Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Psychology General, Quantitative Psychology, and School Psychology.

Cost of education

I would go to University of Wisconsin Green Bay (UWGB) and it would cost me two-hundred dollars per year in tuition. (My dad working in the army gets me reduced costs when going to in-state college) I would go to college for four years.

I would live with my parents and it wouldn't cost me anything. I would spend roughly 800 dollars on food, I would spend 1,458 dollars on gas, 1000 on clothes, and 800 dollars on my tuition. Overall, that would cost 4,058 dollars on college.

I will need financial aid, and student loans. I will need to get a part time job. I don't feel like I could be happy with this job.

Related Organizations

American Psychological Association (

National Association of School Psychologists (

Pros and Cons

Pros are:

I would be able to see people's "tells", which are things people do when lying, which is something I have always wanted to do.

I would get to stay in the state.

I would be able to be my own boss.

Cons are:

The pay is not great until I become experienced.

I would need to become better at communication, as I am not good at that.

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Do you want to make a difference in people's lives? Do you want to save lives? Well then, Psychology may be for you. Psychology is when you are talking someone through their problems, and making their lives better. You will be able to determine people's personalities to better understand them, and then come up with the best solutions to their problems! Psychologists can help people through hard times, and help prevent suicide in doing so. So, become a Psychologist and save lives.




American Psychological Association

National Association of School Psychologists