Careers in Psychology

If you earn a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, you will be well-prepared for employment upon graduation in a variety of fields.

Psychology students gain skills in:

  • oral and written communication
  • critical thinking
  • quantitative and empirical reasoning
  • research design
  • computer applications   

Psychology also provides a springboard to careers in professions such as law, medicine, occupational health and safety, physical therapy and dentistry.

The American Psychological Association provides information about careers that:

  • help businesses
  • help people improve their lives
  • promote health
  • help protect the planet
  • serve communities
  • help understand the world around us
  • focus on working in schools

Some of the job titles available to individuals with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology are shown below.

A Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology provides you with employment opportunities in mental health, business and industry. The clinical track prepares you for employment in mental health agencies. You will complete course work that prepares you to sit for Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) licensure examination. The industrial/organizational track prepares you for employment in business and industry and may involve roles in consultation, survey research, organizational development and program design.