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Psychology Career Outlook

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

To find out more about your major including potential areas and employers, required skills, job outlook, and median pay, please access the Occupational Outlook Handbook or O*Net websites.

Career Outlook

Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills a student with a pschology major can develop as well as the potential postions, areas, and employers that hire students with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.

Skills

As a psychology major, students may develop or advance skills including analytical, research, interpersonal effectiveness, perspective taking, data gathering, conflict resolution, critical thinking, technology and information fluency, scientific communication.

Positions

Graduates with a degree in psychology can work as Caseworkers/Managers, Human Resources Specialists, Probation/Parole Officers, Public Relations Specialists, Social and Community Service Managers, Behavior Analysts, Program Administrators, Advocates, Management Trainees, College Admissions Officers, Customer Service Representatives, Sales.

Areas

Graduates with a degree in psychology can work within the folowing areas: human service, direct care, crisis intervention, advocacy, programming, development/fundraising, grant writing, market research, labor relations, human resources, training and development, customer service, advertising, property management, real estate.

Employers

Graduates with a degree in psychology can work for federal, state, and local government, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation facilities, religious organizations, nursing care/seniorservices, market research firms, consulting firms, staffing agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, educational institutions, wholesalers, retail stores.

Helpful Resources

Use the employment opportunity resources below to kickstart your preprofessional and or professional experience search. You may also identify a professional or student organization to join and network with indivdiuals in your major and field.Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.