I do not have any research experience. Should I work at a lab (either business setting or university) for few years before applying for Ph.D in Psych?
Hello. My undergrad was psychology and social behavior major and have master in Social Work. I work as a MSW social worker (doing counseling and case management for about 4 years), but what I realize is that I do have stronger passion in psychology and want to study more about it. However, I do not have any research experience to apply for Ph.D. Is it wise to build some research experience before I apply to Ph.D programs, even though the position is research assistance or the research is irrelevant to psychology? Or should I just go for Ph.D programs without those experience? I would appreciate if you psychology experts answer my question and save me from endless thoughts.