First off this is my first post on this forum so go easy on me. I wasn't sure if this question should be posted in this subforum or the other but I went with the first and it can be moved or I can make another one if need be. I am interested in pursuing a career in forensic psychology/psychiatry. I enjoy learning about the court system/law and I love psychology, so I figured this would be a good combination. I was a mechanical engineering major last year and hated it but I plan on changing my major to psych and poly sci this year. My questions are: 1) How much of a difference is there in the two fields? I know the main differences between psychology and psychiatry (especially the differences in schooling) but I didnt know how much the two differed in a specialized area like this. 2) If the two do differ a lot, which is the best route to take. I would much rather not have to go to med school and go the route of psychology if possible but I also would like to have a good job outlook/salary and not get stuck doing something I dislike. 3) Any other advice/tips/things I should know about either field, the schooling involved, etc. Thanks in advance.