Health Psychology Employment Opportunities Discussion
Your assignment may be completed in the form of a poster, brochure, newsletter, pamphlet, or PowerPoint. Check with your instructor for the preferred modality. Whichever format you choose, it must be easily accessed by your instructor.
After reviewing the class resources, research the field of Health Psychology. There are multiple facets within this field that lead to a variety of jobs/employment venues. Using credible Internet-based resources (.org, .edu, .gov) and scholarly journal articles, identify jobs/employment opportunities within the field of health psychology. Choose one job/employment opportunity as the focus of your discussion.
Include the following in your assignment:
Explain the health psychology job/employment opportunity.
What type of degree or education is required for someone to hold such a job/position? Is higher education, licensure or certification required (i.e., bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degree)? Why or why not?
- What are the responsibilities of the job/position? Are there minimum requirements? If work experience is required, is there an alternative or work around (i.e., supervised work hours, internship, volunteering)?
- Describe how the biopsychosocial model aligns with this job/position. What components of the model might be involved?
- Investigate local employment possibilities in your area. What is the earning potential (salary) for this job/position? Is this a job/position you might consider in the future? Why or why not?
- Reflect on what you learned in your employment research. What did you find interesting? Was anything surprising to you?
- What direction or trends were you able to identify as a result of your research?