The story: I'm 23 and I don't know what to do with my life. I spoke to an academic advisor at my university this past week, who told me that I'm about a year and a half from graduating from most major programs at our university. Based on what I can complete with the least amount of backtracking, I've got it narrowed down to biology and psychology. Psychology has the advantage that it's easy for me -- the workload isn't all that bad and I tend to get good grades without murdering myself in the process (I've done well in the sciences, but the amount of effort I had to put into my classes to get those grades is insane). I could get really good grades & those will look great on graduate and professional school applications, should I decide to take that path further down the road. All of this is really appealing to me. But! What can I do with a psychology degree? Those of you with psychology degrees: What did you do with them? Did you go to graduate or professional schools? What kinds of jobs does your degree qualify you to do? I spoke with my personality psychology professor, who told me that most people who get a B.A. in Psychology wind up working in human resources or as social workers (I don't see myself working in those areas). Then, I've got two rather shallow questions: 1. You guys have all heard the stereotype: "A psychology degree is a joke." "Psychology is the only major that doesn't teach you anything." Are these sayings founded in truth? Will I be "in trouble" if I get a psychology degree? 2. As far as pay goes, what kinds of opportunities are out there for people with psychology degrees? Thanks for reading.