Careers in Psychology

Students with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology are well-prepared for employment upon graduation in a variety of fields.

Psychology students gain skills and competencies in:

  • oral and written communication
  • critical thinking
  • quantitative and empirical reasoning
  • research design
  • computer applications   
    all of which are highly valued by employers.

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 students with many additional employment opportunities in mental health, business and industry. The Clinical track of the Applied Psychology Master’s program prepares students for employment as psychological professionals in mental health agencies and practices where they provide assessment, prevention, and therapeutic services for a wide variety of individual, couple, and family clients. Students complete coursework and practicum experience that prepares them to sit for Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) licensure examination. The LPA requires a master’s degree in Psychology, successful completion of the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology, and successful completion of the Jurisprudence Examination. The Industrial/Organizational track prepares students for employment in business and industry and may involve roles in consultation, survey research, organizational development, program design and evaluation, personnel and human resource management, and job analysis.