The journey to becoming a licensed professional occurs in numerous stages from formal higher education to clinical field work during pre and post degree internships. Professional training for clinical psychologists requires extensive study and preparation. Training also varies by degree program. Some psychologists have a PhD or a PsyD while others may have an MA. In this 2-3 page paper, describe the differences in education, certification and credentialing for a master’s level and doctoral level clinician. What are some of the reasons for choosing one degree over another? Identify some of the professional organizations that psychologists may participate in, then, identify attributes necessary for success in the field chosen. Finally, identify the advantages and disadvantages to pursuing a career as a clinical psychologist. The article should not be more than 5 years old.