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Neuroscience Careers for Bachelors and Graduate Level Degrees

Bachelors Level

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

become a pharmaceutical sales rep with a psychology degreePharmaceutical reps provide doctors with drugs needed to care for their patients. It is important that these reps understand pharmacology, the effect of drugs on the body, including the nervous system.

work.chron.com listed the yearly average wages of a Pharmaceutical Representative at $94,000.

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Medical Laboratory Technician

scientists in laboratory conditions psychology major and degree jobsMedical lab techs help to conduct research on the body.

indeed.com listed the yearly average wages of a Medical Laboratory Technician at $38,000.

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Government Worker

work for the government studying neuroscience with a psychology degreeFor example, studying neuroscience related topics for the Environmental Protection Agency or Centers for Disease Control.

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Graduate Level

Neuroeconomist

neuroeconomist study psychology Neuroeconomics is an interdisciplinary study (economics, neuroscience, and psychology) used to investigate economic decision making.

simplyhired.com listed the yearly average wages of a neuroeconomist at $71,000.

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Medical Doctor

medicine and psychology A doctor is a qualified practitioner of medicine. This type of degree usually takes 4 years of medical school (2 years classroom training in medicine and 2 years clinical training). The tuition for this degree tuition is paid by the student. After graduation from medical/oestheopathic school, you must obtain licensure from state board of medicine to practice in the profession. Prospective doctors must then complete a 3-7 year residency program before their training is finished.

indeed lists the average yearly income for a Medical Doctor at $197,000.

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Aspiring to Medical School

Association of American Medical Colleges

Master's Degree in Experimental Psychology (typically Social Psychology or Cognitive Psychology)

Experimental PsychologyExperimental psychologists design and conduct psychological experiments. It usually requires 2 years of graduate school to complete a master's thesis (research project) and typically you must pay tuition. A Master's degree tends to offer greater job opportunities and greater salary than a Bachelor’s degree. Click here to read more about what a Master's degree in psychology offers.

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PhD in Experimental Psychology

Experimental Psych Graduate degrees Having a PhD in Experimental Psychology allows you to use human and animal subjects to study a great many topics, such as sensation & perception, memory, cognition, learning, motivation, emotion; developmental processes, social psychology, and the neuroscience behind all these.

You must have Masters’ before earning PhD., either from another school or the same school. It usually requires 4-6 years of graduate school for an individual to complete his or her thesis (research project). At many schools you do NOT pay tuition. At many schools you receive a stipend, a form of salary for serving as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or Research Assistant (RA). A PhD offers greater job opportunities and greater salary than a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. In addition, a PhD allows you to be licensed by a state to do certain activities (e.g., testing, therapy). Read about comparisons between Masters and PhD degrees in psychology here

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