I am puzzled with all of the different options available in the field. I am very interested in learning about different therapeutic techniques and do not have a specific population in mind (except mabybe healthy individuals). I love kids but have never worked directly with them so I am not sure what that is like. All I know is that I want to help people identify & treat their problems timely as well as help them find efficient ways of coping with stress so that they can lead more peaceful and fulfilling lives. I am definitely interested in giving therapy but I know there are several routes for that and that is where I am stuck... I am interested in School Psychology because I am interested in helping children and working with them, and I am also drawn to what seems to be a more stable schedule (with plenty of breaks), as well as a stable income. I am not sure if this is actually the case, and I am not sure if School Psychologists actually get a chance to counsel children and families as much as I would like, or if their job consists mostly of assessment and diagnostics. Perhaps this is something you can clarify for me? What does a School Psychologist really do, what is a typical day like, what is the pay range, work hours, vacation schedule? I would also like to know as much as possible what an ordinary day in the life of a Counseling Psychologist is like...what kind of job opportunities are available and what are the differences (in opportunities) between having a PhD and a Master's degree? Which one of these options offers more work-life balance and overall work satisfaction? I really appreciate any feedback anyone can give me. I've been wanting to make a career move for 5 years and have not done so because I have not been able to make up my mind and it's time to take the plunge! Thank you for reading!