What can I do with my PSYCHOLOGY degree?


Employers of Psychology Majors

  • Federal Government, Depts. of Health & Human Services, Justice and Veteran's Assistance State Governments, Depts. of Human Services, and Mental Health

    Community Mental Health Centers

  • State Psychiatric Hospitals

  • Facilities for Mentally Handicapped

  • Dept. of Justice, Probation and Parole

  • Local Government

  • Senior Citizen's Centers

  • Boys and Girls Clubs

  • Goodwill Industries, YMCA, YWCA, Religious Service Organizations

Related Occupations for Psychology Majors

Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.

Activity Leader

Guidance Counselor

Admissions Evaluator

Hospice Coordinator

Art Therapist

Human Resources Professional

Career Counselor

International Student Advisor

Career Planning Professional

Job Developer


Mental Health Director/Coordinator

Child Psychologist

Motivational Researcher

Clinical Psychologist

Music Therapist

College Student Affairs Professional

Occupational Counselor

Community & Social Service Worker

Probation Officer

Community Relations Director


Corrections Officer

Recreation Specialist

Cottage Parent

School Counselor

Creative Director


Crisis Intervention Counselor

Substance Abuse Counselor

EEO/AA Specialist

Vocational Counselor

Employee Assistance



Preparing for a Job in Psychology

  1. Be prepared to obtain an advanced degree to do counseling work.

  2. Obtain practical experience through part-time or summer work such as camp counselor, resident hall advisor, work at a senior citizen's facility.

  3. Volunteer in programs such as Big Brother/Sister, Special Olympics, psychiatric hospitals, or advocacy groups.

  4. Maintain high grade point average for admission to graduate school.

  5. Develop strong communication and interpersonal skills.


Links for Psychology Majors


More Info from Career Services

Contact Information

Department of Psychology
White Hall Room 220
Tel: 985-549-3984