The odds of getting into the psychology biz are pretty good - employment is expected to grow in the coming years. There is an increased demand for psychologists in hospitals, social services and treatment clinics. Those earning a doctoral degree with a focus in a specialty such as child psychology have a better chance of finding a job. You can either focus on a particular field of psychology when going into a doctoral program, or you can be a “general psychologist,” who treats a variety of psychological disorders.
Industrial-organization psychology is very competitive. To “keep up with the Joneses,” make good grades and choose an internship that will give you plenty of experience. That’ll show those stuck-up Joneses.