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RESEARCHER, PHILOSOPHY: Studying Emotions And Identity

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Maria is a Ph.D Candidate in Philosophy researching emotions and identity. She shares what a typical day looks like for her, what her career path was and what she knows now about being a researcher. This line of work involves lot of writing, research and working alone.

Degree: Philosophy
Job Title: Researcher

Job Summary: Psychologists, All Other

Job Description

Psychologists study mental processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people (and in some cases animals) relate to one another and the environment.

On-the-Job Training

Minimal.

Certification Requirement
Practicing psychology or using the title of “psychologist” requires licensure or certification.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills

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m='10810'>library.</span> <span m='11370'>I</span> <span m='11850'>research</span> <span m='12640'>and</span> <span m='12920'>I</span> <span m='12970'>write.</span> <span m='13410'>Usually</span> <span m='13770'>I</span> <span m='13820'>write</span> <span m='14070'>every</span> <span m='14300'>day,</span> <span m='15630'>three</span> <span m='15860'>or</span> <span m='15920'>four</span> <span m='16450'>hours</span> <span m='16840'>at</span> <span m='16920'>least.</span> <span m='17730'>And</span> <span m='18040'>you</span> <span m='18110'>have</span> <span m='18260'>to</span> <span m='18400'>read</span> <span m='18670'>a</span> <span m='18740'>lot</span> <span m='19120'>too.</span> <span m='19950'>So</span> <span m='20080'>that's</span> <span m='20440'>usually</span> <span m='20750'>what</span> <span m='20880'>I</span> <span m='20960'>do.</span> </p><p><span m='21760'>Well,</span> <span m='22120'>I</span> <span m='22270'>decided</span> <span m='22750'>to</span> <span m='22830'>go</span> <span m='23090'>to</span> <span m='23240'>graduate</span> <span m='23660'>school</span> <span m='23940'>because</span> <span m='24210'>I</span> <span m='24290'>thought</span> <span m='24690'>my</span> <span m='24830'>education</span> <span m='25360'>wasn't</span> <span m='25710'>finished.</span> <span m='26620'>So</span> <span m='26890'>I</span> <span m='26990'>applied</span> <span m='27440'>for</span> <span m='27690'>a</span> <span m='27740'>scholarship</span> <span m='28500'>and</span> <span m='28670'>I</span> <span m='28740'>got</span> <span m='29050'>one.</span> <span m='29700'>And</span> <span m='29890'>I</span> <span m='29950'>started</span> <span m='30920'>doing</span> <span m='31240'>my</span> <span m='31350'>research.</span> <span m='31810'>It</span> <span m='31890'>wasn't</span> <span m='32210'>something</span> <span m='32520'>that</span> <span m='32650'>I</span> <span m='32729'>thought</span> <span m='33140'>when</span> <span m='33290'>I</span> <span m='33330'>was</span> <span m='33570'>a</span> <span m='33620'>kid.</span> <span m='34290'>It</span> <span m='34400'>just</span> <span m='34840'>happened.</span> </p><p><span m='35610'>It's</span> <span m='35830'>a</span> <span m='35890'>little</span> <span m='36100'>bit</span> <span m='36280'>difficult.</span> <span m='36800'>You</span> <span m='36890'>have</span> <span m='37050'>to</span> <span m='37160'>struggle</span> <span m='37640'>with</span> <span m='37820'>your</span> <span m='38210'>own</span> <span m='39420'>limits.</span> <span m='41290'>You</span> <span m='41390'>have</span> <span m='41550'>to</span> <span m='41680'>work</span> <span m='42100'>a</span> <span m='42180'>lot</span> <span m='42610'>by</span> <span m='42740'>yourself</span> <span m='44230'>and</span> <span m='44860'>that</span> <span m='44970'>is</span> <span m='45080'>difficult.</span> <span m='45500'>That</span> <span m='45700'>is</span> <span m='45980'>something</span> <span m='46640'>that</span> <span 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