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Friday March 01, 2024

Tough field

By Web Desk
December 10, 2023

The prevalence of unpaid internships in the field of psychology has become a significant obstacle for students seeking practical experience. It is disheartening to see talented and dedicated students invest their time and effort in internships without any financial compensation. This practice not only hampers their ability to sustain themselves but also perpetuates inequality in access to valuable learning experiences.

Tough field

Limited job opportunities for psychology graduates have also become a pressing concern. Despite the growing awareness of mental health issues in Pakistan, the job market remains highly competitive. Many graduates find themselves struggling to secure a position that aligns with their education and skills, leading to frustration and disillusionment.

Even when students manage to secure a job, the salaries offered are often disproportionately low. This discourages many talented individuals from pursuing a career in psychology, which, in turn, hinders the development of the field in our country. In light of these challenges, I urge relevant authorities and stakeholders to advocate for fair compensation for psychology interns and create more jobs in the field of psychology by collaborating with healthcare institutions, educational organizations, and government agencies.

Urooj Zafar

Karachi