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Psychology = Credit Counseling?
January 21, 2011
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XanaxDid
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Would a degree in psychology help you in becoming a credit counselor? I am thinking about pursuing a degree in psychology, and I see that credit counselors are very much in demand now. Do you think that a psychology degree would help me land a job as a credit counselor?

January 21, 2011
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I am guessing that a degree in finance or business would provide the best preperation. Credit counselors need the power of persuasion to convince people to use their services and people in financial trouble experience stress so, therefore,  a psychology degree might come in handy.

January 23, 2011
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I think that it would help.  Personality wise, you should be somebody who wants to help people.  Also understanding where these people are coming from would be a great start.

January 24, 2011
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Well, a background in counseling would certainly give you an edge.  And for you to become a counselor, a psychology degree would be good.

January 24, 2011
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I've read in the other thread that you're an accountant, so basically that would also help you with the background in finance.

January 25, 2011
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I think that to become a good credit counselor, you would need to be certified.  It is quite easy to get certification, so that should pose no problems.

January 25, 2011
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hiddenobject said:

I am guessing that a degree in finance or business would provide the best preperation. Credit counselors need the power of persuasion to convince people to use their services and people in financial trouble experience stress so, therefore,  a psychology degree might come in handy.


It would be a great addition, but not at all necessary.  Remember that when you start your job, you're going to be trained in it so that's the time for you to get familiarized with the financial terms and concepts.
January 25, 2011
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There are courses available that are more focused on becoming a certified credit counselor.  Also, if you want to be a good counselor, you should immerse yourself in personal finance too.

January 30, 2011
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I can see where a Psychology degree would help, especially if you might be dealing with people who have no self control when it comes to their spending. People who habitually make financial mistakes often have a more deep seeded reason behind it.

September 22, 2011
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@XanaxDid: you complete your education in psychology and you would like to help those people having problem in finance and everyone have unique problem. You just change your profession just for money. When companies hire credit counselor they check degree as well as their experience. No credit counseling company give you chance for job or internship.

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