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.
- Visit the American Psychological Association for numerous resources.”
- What is the current state and future trends for careers in psychology? Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Psychology Career Resource Guide is a site listing non-commercial information. You can drill down into a subspecialty in psychology.
- Visit the non-profit organization site, Career Cornerstone Center: Psychology.
- Where Will a Career in Psychology Take You? This site has sections about careers, programs and articles by psychologists describing their career paths (select "Psychology Experts"). Note: this site seems to be sponsored by for-profit educational institutions. Be cautious about referrals to schools from this location. There are more options than listed.
- Clinical and Community Behavioral Health Minor
- Psychology Graduate Programs in Clinical and in School Psychology
- Nonprofit Administration
- Counseling and Student Affairs
- Special Education
- Social Work
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport
- Applied Data Analytics, Undergraduate Certificate
- Psychological Science
- Journalism & Broadcasting
- Sociology (for example, Criminology)
- Gender and Women’s Studies
- Long term Care Administration Undergraduate Certificate
- Legal Studies and Pre-Law