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Career, Employment and Job Opportunities in Psychology in Nigeria

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This post would deepen your insight on the career, employment or job opportunities available for graduates of psychology in Nigeria.
Before I proceed, it is important that you know a thing or more about psychology and why it is so important. 

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What is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given circumstance.
Psychology has to do with the study of people’s behavior, performance, and mental operations.
In this field, a professional practitioner is identified as a psychologist and can be classified as a social, behavioral or cognitive scientist.
Psychologists study and examine the cognitive social processes, emotions, and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environment.

Importance of Psychology in Nigeria

The following are the relevance of psychology in Nigeria;
1.     Psychology research and identify behavioral or emotional pattern factors such as gender and age
2.     Psychology helps improve the relationship between patients and nurses
3.     Psychology helps people improve stress management, decision making, and behavior based on understanding past behavior to better predict future behavior.

Skill Requirements to be Successful in Psychology in Nigeria

·        Excellent communication skill
·        Patience
·        Problem-solving skill
·        Good Ethics
·        Numeracy skill
·        Leadership skill
·        Ability to work successfully with a team of people
·        Good presentation skill
·        Understanding skill
·        Integrity
·        Excellent writing skill

Career Opportunities in Psychology in Nigeria

·        Clinical Psychologist
·        Occupational Psychologist
·        Forensic Psychologist
·        Sport and Exercise Psychologist
·        Health Psychologist
·        Industrial Psychologist
·        Life coach
·        Marriage and Family Therapist

Employment Opportunities in Psychology in Nigeria

Psychologists in Nigeria are employed by the following employers;
·        Hospitals
·        Schools
·        Corporate Institutions
·        Government agencies
·        Colleges
·        Gymnastics centers

Jamb UTME Subject Combination to Study Psychology in Nigeria

·        English Language (compulsory)
·        Economics
·        Literature and any other subject from Arts or Social sciences

O’level Subject Requirements to Study Psychology in Nigeria

You would require five SSCE credit passed in;
·        English Language
·        Mathematics
·        Government or History and any other subjects.

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