Psychology BA Careers
The psychology major prepares students for a wide range of pursuits after graduation. Graduates may find psychologically related jobs in areas such as mental health, human resources and children's and family services. Students may choose to pursue graduate level study, including the following areas:
- clinical psychology
- cognitive psychology
- social psychology
- school psychology
- counseling psychology
- industrial/organizational psychology
Graduates have also pursued advanced degrees in education, social work and nursing; some have also gone on to medical school and law school.
Additionally, an undergraduate degree in psychology is very valuable in many other career paths, because psychology students are trained in critical thinking, observation, and the complexities of human behavior. Opportunities are limited only by the individuals willingness to explore their options, and their interests.
Following are several examples of career options for bachelor-level psychology graduates:
- Aides in educating or caring for the emotionally disturbed or developmentally disabled
- Aides and activity specialists in day care or respite setting for children or older adults
- Community mental health workers
- Computer analysts for survey research
- Substance abuse program workers
- Social service agency workers
- Organization managers
- Customer service and customer relations employees
- Legal aides
- Police officers, probation officers and court employees
- Authors and editors
- Personal trainers or image consultants
And many more!
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