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Length of Education: 
8 years
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Psychologists do more than talk to patients on a couch. Psychology focuses on cutting-edge research into some of the most exciting and interesting aspects of the human brain, behavior of individuals and groups, and treatments for mental health.

Psychologists can also treat the mental, behavioral, emotional, and substance abuse problems of individuals, couples, and families. In addition to private-practice and academic research, psychologists can work for governments, businesses, and police agencies.