What can I do with my PSYCHOLOGY degree?

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
Caseworker 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 Psychologist
Corrections Officer Recreation Specialist
Cottage Parent School Counselor
Creative Director Statistician
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.


Program Overview   Contact Information
Psychology   Department of Psychology
    College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    On Campus: White Hall, Room 220
    Telephone: (985) 549-3984
    E-mail: aburstein@selu.edu

Links for Psychology Majors

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