Thinking of a career change. Any advice would be good.
My background: BS biochemistry, MS Biophysics, 6 years employed as Applications Specialist, Technical Trainer, Product Manager and now Market Manager in a heavily regulated biotech. I am getting MBTI certified next month and likely DISC certified this summer.
My Objective: I would like to pursue a path that allows me to take my past skill sets and utilize in a manner where I can help people.
I have thought of two options-both requiring an MA I am afraid.
An MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
I much enjoy troubleshooting projects, but especially people problems in organizations. Likely if I followed this route I would specialize in the Life sciences industry. There are some very interesting trends observed as the companies evolve from small start-ups to corporations and also in how companies evolve from minimally regulated to heavily regulated in product development tracks that directly relate to the people involved. Very rewarding thought from a logical-systematic angle. I assume this could be reasonably lucrative.
An MA in Counseling
I would like to apply Jungian dynamics to personality disorders, especially BPD and NPD. Both are poorly understood, poorly characterized and carry massive social stigma. This would be extremely personally gratifying, but likely far less financially lucrative.
Does anyone have any experience with either of the two above career paths?
(Yeah I know it all sounds very Te certain but it is just a big fuzzy map, with all the middle stuff totally open to Ne wonderings, so please suggest away!!)