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Anjali @anjaliagrawal

Hello, I apologise for the long passage and my grammatical errors, if any. I am an engineer by profession, I just completed my B.Tech. this year. I am working in a company as well. The thing is I never wanted to be an engineer. I always wanted to pursue psychology, but my parents talked me out of it when I was in 12th(high school). They said that I won’t be able to do it and that it is not a very successful career. And somehow I gave up. I realized midway in my B.Tech. that this wasn’t my cup of tea. But I didn’t say anything to my parents. Because still I always wonder if this is my sub conciousness that has made up it’s mind that engineering is not for me, and if I should try to work harder or like go for my interest. But everything about psychology feels right. I took beginners online course in social, developmental and clinical pschology, and it seemed like very much the thing I wanted to study and be a part of. But given that I can’t do masters in psychology because I don’t have a bachelors in it, it becomes more hard for me to convince my parents. I was thinking to do a distance learning course in bachelors psychology with my job, because I don’t think my parents would allow me to quit my job, which they are very proud of. Everyday at job is like a struggle for me, but I don’t know if I should try harder or take the risk of pursuing the career in my field of interest. Besides that I don’t know if my parents will agree or not, and what if they try to talk me out of it again? And I am also scared if taking psychology might turn out to be a bad decision. I don’t know. They say I should do MBA or something else. But it’s not that I don’t want to work as an engineer. It is just that I want to study psychology and have a career in it. Can someone please help or give me advice. It would mean a lot. Thank you.

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Niraj @niraj2111

Hey! I myself is an engineering graduate and now pursuing completely different than my core profession. It is okay to have different interests in your professional life. Given that the world itself is transforming at such a enormous rate, we would need more people who have knowledge from different disciplines. If psychology is something that really interests you then go for it. Good luck :)

Anjali @anjaliagrawal

Thank you so much for your words. Can I ask a question, have you regretted your decision later? Sorry if it’s too personal. I know I might not regret my decision, but I don’t know how to talk to my parents.

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Anonymous

Hello what u r persuing ? Do u need career or education advice dm me. I will guide u as i m a education counselor from a reputed company

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Anjali @anjaliagrawal

Will doing diploma and similar courses help me in becoming a psychologist or I need to have a proper bachelors or masters degree? And yes I am aware and afraid as well, that what if things only worsen if I go with psychology. Atleast I have a job rn. But then my lack of interest here, doesn’t allow me to grow. Also I do think that my way of thinking is a lot like it goes in social and behavioral psychology.

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