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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 psychology major can develop as well as the potential positions, 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.


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.


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.


Graduates with a degree in psychology can work within the following 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.


Graduates with a degree in psychology can work for federal, state, and local government, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation facilities, religious organizations, nursing care/senior services, 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 individuals in your major and field. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.



In addition to other employment opportunity websites, the Center for SUCCESS uses Handshake to share internships and jobs with students. Please explore the positions provided in the automated feed below or click "View All" to explore positions in Handshake using your major as a filter.

Although we attempt to screen all employers and positions, the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University assume no liability for the accuracy of information shared in this feed or through Handshake. The views and opinions shared by employers through Handshake do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University.

Please Note: This feed may include positions not directly related to your major, as employers have the option to assign all majors to posted roles. If you have any questions about a particular employer or position, please contact centerforsuccessFREESXU.

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