I'm told I need Lightroom in order to have photos immediately transfer to computer and able to be printed? Right now the laptop "sees" the camera as a removable storage device, and I have to go into the file manager, choose the photo and open it in photoshop. Is there a way/program to have the photo just pop up in photoshop without the extra steps to move it into the program? Minor on the spot editing, it's more about printing quickly.
Only LR supports tether.
As said by Joe, Photoshop does not support tethering. It is only supported by Lightroom. For instructions on using tethered capture in Lightroom, see Lightroom Help | Import photos from a tethered camera
You can also have a look at this very interactive video of how Tethered Capture with Lightroom 5 | The Complete Picture with Julieanne Kost | Adobe TV