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Psychology

Career Opportunities with a Major in Psychology

A career in psychology offers many rewards including the opportunity to assist people with personal, family, social, educational, mental health, and career decisions. Psychology provides a solid background for entering fields as diverse as personnel management, addictions counseling, elementary and secondary school teaching, and criminal justice. Many Psychology majors plan careers in counseling. Psychology serves as a springboard for many psychology graduate programs at the master's and doctoral level including the fields of clinical counseling, school, industrial/organizational, health, forensic and sports psychology; educational psychology (psychological test development, school psychology). The doctoral level degrees can lead to teaching at the college and university level, as well as various positions in governmental agencies and the private sector. In addition, many students seek advanced degrees in related fields such as education, business management, law, criminal justice, nursing, social work, or public health. Duties depend on the individuals served and the work settings. The demand for well-qualified people is expected to grow as fast as the average for all occupations through 2016.

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SKILLS RELATED TO PSYCHOLOGY

Proficient in interpersonal communication
Ability to evaluate problems and make appropriate decisions
Thorough understanding of human development and behavior
Ability to interpret/explain psychological research
Sensitivity to and understanding of others
Ability to observe, analyze and introspect
Ability to analyze relationships between factors
Ability to use numbers

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The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with a Psychology major. Click on highlighted jobs for more information on training, income and job outlook. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which Psychology majors may consider.  Many of these jobs also require education beyond an associate’s and bachelor's degree.

Accountant Executive
Activity Leader
Art Therapist
College Student Affairs Professional
Community and Social Service Worker
Community Relations Director
Creative Director
Criminologist
Editor
EEO / AA Officer
Marketing Researcher
Hospice Coordinator
Staff Training and Development
Mental Health Coordinator
Psychiatric Nurse
Psychometrist
College Admissions Recruiter/Counselor
Speech Pathologist

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EMPLOYERS IN PSYCHOLOGY

Youth organizations
Community organizations
Clinics/Hospitals
Medical schools
Volunteer agencies
Churches/Religious groups
Mental health associations
Group Homes
Test development corporations
Colleges/Universities
Government agencies
Courts/Correctional institutions
Research firms
Adoption/Child care agencies
Educational periodicals
Nursing homes
Personnel departments
Social Service agencies

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WEB SITES RELATED TO PSYCHOLOGY

Career and Graduate School Information of Interest to Psychology Majors
Careers in Psychology
Encyclopedia of Psychology
Entry Level Jobs for Psychology Majors
Graduate School & Careers in Psychology
PsychWeb
Social Service Network
Stanford's Department of Psychology

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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THIS FIELD

American Counseling Association
www.counseling.org
American Psychological Association
www.apa.org
Association for Women in Psychology
www.awpsych.org/
Colorado Psychological Association
www.coloradopsych.org/

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The above information has been obtained from numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.

 

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