Recently when I mentioned that I plan to go into psychology, my uncle went, "No, that's no good! You'll be unemployed!" My mom's said similar things, that she's worried about me not being able to find a job. They keep trying to push me to go into something else. But I love psychology and really enjoy studying it, and I want to be able to help people with it someday (although one time when I said I really enjoyed my abnormal psych class, my mom laughed at me and said, "So you like reading about crazy people, huh?" -_-).
I've never heard about any particular difficulty in finding a job in the psychology field. Is there any truth to this? Has anyone else encountered this kind of attitude?
EDIT: I should have mentioned that I fully intend on going for a master's, whether that be a Ph.D or Psy.D (I'm still researching my options).
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- Psychology = unemployment?