What Can I Do With My Degree in Psychology

The information below will provide you with ideas of some typical careers/jobs that are associated with your degree, along with alternative careers that may not be as directly related to what you have studied. This by no means implies that these jobs are the only options you have. These careers are just samples of what you can do if you have the appropriate skills and experience. Employers are interested in the knowledge, skills, and experiences that Psychology Majors bring to their organizations. Psychology Majors have experience with statistics and experimental design as well as demonstrated skills in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data.

I Can Look for Work Now With My B.S. in Psychology

Depending on my interests and experience, possible job titles include:

  • Academic Advisor
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Geriatric Aide
  • Group Home Worker
  • Probation Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Research Assistant/ Researcher
  • Activity Leader Community Relations Officer
  • Health Educator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Relief Worker Employment Counselor
  • Family Service Worker
  • Fundraiser
  • Residential Counselor
  • Employee Welfare Officer 
  • Crisis Worker

I Can Look for Work Now Outside My Area of Study

Depending on my interests and experience, possible job titles include:

  • Business Management Consultant
  • Benefits Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Customer Service
  • Market Researcher
  • Recruiter
  • Claims Management
  • Investment Advisor
  • Recreation Director
  • Alumni Relations Officer
  • Student Advisor
  • Grant Writer
  • Broadcaster/Reporter
  • Writer/Book Reviewer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Community Relations

With Additional Education/training or Experience, I Can Become:

  • Art Therapist
  • Researcher
  • Social Worker
  • Forensics Specialist
  • Psychologist
  • Guidance Counselor 
  • Criminologist 
  • Music Therapist
  • Child Life Specialist
  • School Counselor
  • Social Services Caseworker
  • Career Counselor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Nurse/Physician Assistant
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Physical Therapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Lawyer 

Skills of Psychology Majors

  • Interpersonal communication (oral and written)
  • Engage in ethical practice
  • Knowledge of human development & behavior
  • Problem solving, decision making and team-playing skills
  • Able to observe, analyze, & interpret information
  • Ability to make critical observations, evaluations and appropriate decisions
  • Aptitude for leadership
  • Good listening, clarifying, questioning and responding skills
  • Skilled at interacting with people of different backgrounds in different situations
  • Capacity to anticipate and understand the views and concerns of others
  • Insight to deal effectively with people • Able to promote healthy relationships
  • Ability to mediate or resolve conflicts
  • Ability to plan and carry out long term projects
  • Concern for and sensitivity to others
  • Critical and inferential thinking
  • Design and construct surveys and interviews
  • Ability to read material articulately and analytically
  • Quickly understand complex problems and identify solutions
  • Thorough and systematic thinking skills, using conceptual analysis, reasoning and detailed description
  • Knowledge of statistics and social research methodology, including data collection and analysis
  • Analyze, synthesize and interpret information

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