A college degree in psychology opens the door to one of the most challenging and rewarding professional fields today. Psychology students learn the necessary skills to assist people in improving their mental health; they also gain knowledge and abilities that are valued in many other fields, such as business and politics. Psychology degree programs provide graduates with the skills and tools they need to be successful in a variety of challenging careers. Students who choose to obtain a psychology degree will be prepared for a wide variety of professional opportunities and not just in psychology. Those with an educational background in psychology can apply their knowledge and skills to many different professional specializations. At the Bachelors level, psychology graduates are sought in fields like statistics, probation and corrections, public relations, health education, social work, human resources, recreational therapy, education, career and vocational counseling.
- *Clinical/Counseling Psychologist
- *School Counselor
- *Career Counselor
- *Substance Abuse Counselor
- *Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
- *School Psychologist
- *Human Resources
- *Mental Health Worker
- *Social Worker
- *Occupational Therapist
- Case Manager
* May require further education or certification
- 2013 Annual median salary of School Counselors is $45,100; employment is expected to grow 24% by 2020.
- 2013 Annual median salary of Mental Health Counselors is $40,100; employment is expected to grow 33% by 2020.
- 2013 Annual median salary of Occupational Therapists is $76,800; employment is expected to grow 32% by 2020.
For More Information:
- Occupational Outlook Handbook