Salary War: Psychologists v.s. Engineers

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Subject: Salary War: Psychologists v.s. Engineers
According to the US Department of Labour,

Industrial/ Applied Psychologists: median salary of $89,980 U.S

All other Psychologists: median salary of $74,250 U.S.

Petroleum Engineers: median salary of $97,350 U.S.

All other Engineers: median salary of $77,570 U.S.

SOURCE: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm

[08-08-2006,01:11]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Salary War: Psychologists v.s. Engineers)
Microbiologist: 63,360

Physicist: 91,480

Chemist: 63,470

Biochemist: 75,320

Economist: 80,900

Political Scientists: 84,820

Lawyer: 110,520

Dentist: 133,680

Psychiatrist: 146,150

Surgeon: 177,690

[08-08-2006,01:19]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Salary War: Psychologists v.s. Engineers)
those are US salaries

in Canada, the average salary for psychologists is around 60k, engineers is 80k.


[08-08-2006,02:28]
Anonymous
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Does one need a phd to work as a psychologist in Canada or U.S.?
[08-08-2006,03:30]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Salary War: Psychologists v.s. Engineers)
In Canada engineers make 80k if they fit the following criteria.

a) Management Position (ie. hold an MBA)
b) 10-15 years experience

If Canadian Engineers want to make real money go to the United States. The Canadian job market is saturated with engineers.


[08-08-2006,03:50]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Salary War: Psychologists v.s. Engineers)
^LOL you got owned in the older threads buddy

it was shown to you time and time again that the median salary for ALL engineers is 80K.

Don´t vent your frustrations on engineers just cuz you´ll make a mediocre salary as a psychologist. hahaha

[08-08-2006,04:07]
Anonymous
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http://www.canada-city.ca/canadian-universities/posting.php?messageid=4218

read and watch as this bitter psych major gets owned. dude, you don´t even know the difference between computer science and electrical engineering. Hell, you don´t even know what a median is. dumbass psych loser.

[08-08-2006,04:16]
Anonymous
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^TRUST ME. I know many engineers working in other fields other than engineering. Many of whom are now pursuing their MBA´s.

You are gonna get a shock of you life upon graduation. Nobody is gonna pay you 80k in Canada, unless your in management (MBA) or very experienced (10-15 yrs).

[08-08-2006,04:20]
Anonymous
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Read this.
Go to page 5.
take 2 aspirins and call me in the morning.

http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:3jk1C8XIhRgJ:www.careercentre.ospe.on.ca/uploaddocuments/d364%2B2004_Ontario_Engineers_Salaries_Survey_of_Employers_Summary_Report.pdf

[08-08-2006,04:30]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Salary War: Psychologists v.s. Engineers)
Funny, most york students would be happy with 25k
[08-08-2006,13:48]
Anonymous
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I´m the OP, and I wasn´t involved in that debate about an engineers salary before so I don´t know what you´re talking about, but I´d like to know where you heard that the average salary of a psychologist in Canada is 60k while in the U.S. it´s ~80k? Do you have a source to back up that claim? Because I know for a fact that some psychologists make OVER 150k a year. True, some make less, but the majority make a very good living. In fact, psychologists make MORE money than the majority of scientists and this is increase even more as psychologists in parts of the U.S. are now starting to be able to prescribe medication to patients.

As an engineering student, why do you think you are superior? Many students could have easily have chosen engineering if they wanted, but many people don´t want to be engineers. There are many many professions that I find more appealing than engineering. As a psychology undergrad, I can easily go into law or psychiatry or another medical field and make loads of cash if that´s what I cared about, but life isn´t about money dude. As long as you are doing what you enjoy, isn´t that what matters?

[08-08-2006,20:19]
Anonymous
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sure, the average wage of a psychologist might be 80.. for a doctor of psychology. Why dont you try to compare the wages of undergrad psyc with undergrad eng, that way it is a level playing field.

Anyone with an undergrad degree can go to law or medical schools, engineers included. The reason why more students pick psyc over engineering is because they are uneducated about the world outside of school. Post secondary education is sort of about doing what you love, but you have to think realisticly. Many students go and spend 60 thousand dollars of their parents money to get a degree that earns then like $30,000 a year when they get out. How responsable is that? Anyone who takes responsability for their own education will agree with me when i say that money should be a large factor in deciding your schooling.


Try spending 60,000 at school and trying to support yourself and pay back your student loans by earning $30,000/yr as a psyc grad. You wont even be able to pay the interest on $60,000.

[08-08-2006,21:07]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Salary War: Psychologists v.s. Engineers)
Sorry i overestimated you guys, its more like 28K per year. Psyc does not give graduates enough bang for their buck to make it worth it, well in my opinion.

Program: engineering vs Psychology
Earnings: $52,000 VS $28,000
Degree Cost: $60,000 VS $60,000

http://money.cnn.com/2004/09/21/pf/college/starting_salaries/



[08-08-2006,21:25]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Salary War: Psychologists v.s. Engineers)
How is it fair to compare the salaries of someone with undergrad psych and undergrad engineering? An undergraduate degree in engineering is a professional degree - it´s hardly fair. To be clear, an undergrad engineering degree is a professional degree in exactly the same way that a M.D. is an undergraduate degree in medicine and a LLB is an undergraduate degree in law except both medicine and law require students complete at least a few years of University first. So, it´s hardly a fair comparison. An undergrad in psychology is meant as a stepping stone unto either professional school (medicine, law, business) or graduate school (psychology, whatever). It, like any other science degree is completely useless without a PhD.

As for the reason why students choose psychology or any other field aside from engineering, would it be so crazy as to speculate that students choose psychology or any other field because they actually enjoy it!? To say that those who choose to study a field other than engineering in University are uneducated is absolutely ridiculous! You are the one who is uneducated! I was under the impression that University is a place to receive an education and not just a degree. But, I think I know where you are coming from. You are probably coming from a poorer family and you are trying to make a better life for yourself, so you are looking for a sooner pay out? I, on the otherhand, come from a pretty wealthy family and I am supported by my parents to study whatever I am interested in. They know that my education is not limited to the undergraduate level, and money is not a big big issue.

[08-08-2006,21:34]
Anonymous



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