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Department of Psychology

Careers in Psychology

Psychology is a good liberal arts degree that prepares you for many careers. Only 25% of graduates stay in a field directly related to psychology. Forty percent work for business/other for-profit organizations; 20-30% work in education; and 30% in non-profits including government.

According to the College Majors Handbook the top 10 occupations for Psychology majors are management, sales, social work, personnel, health care, marketing, and financial specialists.


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 Last Modified 8/29/17