With a degree in psychology, you're prepared to work in many different areas of the profession. You'll put your critical thinking skills and experience to good use as counseling, clinical, school, organizational, experimental psychologist and more. Take a look at a few positions you're preparing for after graduation.
Become a counseling psychologist
Counseling psychologists work with many different types of people; individuals of all ages, families and organizations. They provide personal, group and educational guidance to their clients on how to recognize their inner strengths to cope with their problems.
Counseling psychologists have jobs at group counseling practices, private practices, special population programs and universities. To practice as a counseling psychologist, you need a masters degree and a state license.
|Mental Illness||Anxiety Disorder|
Become a clinical psychologist
Clinical psychologists are usually involved with the study, diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Some clinical psychologists practice only with specific disorders while some focus on certain populations.
As a clinical psychologist, you can teach at a university or work in a hospital, clinic or private practice. To practice as a clinical psychologist, you need a master's or doctorate degree, and in some cases a state license.
|Substance Abuse & Behavioral Disorder|
Become a school psychologist
As a school psychologist, you work directly with public and private schools to study the way children and adults learn. You also evaluate the influence educational strategies and tactics have on learners. Your schedule may include observing and counseling students, holding conferences with parents and school staff, and initiating intervention sessions.
To practice as a school psychologist, you have to have public school teaching experience, a master's degree and a school psychologist certification.
|High School||Junior College|
Become an organizational psychologist
These psychologists help businesses strengthen their core team and work out how to inspire their star players. Business psychologists focus on things such as individual talent, entrepreneurial flair and leadership potential.
|Labor Relations||Human Resource Generalist|
Become an experimental psychologist
Experimental psychologists study how the human mind works through the measurement of behavior. They can work with humans or animals and often do basic research to lay the groundwork that's applied to other areas of psychology. Different areas of experimental psychology include the study of social behavior, cognition, perception, development, neuroscience and decision-making.
Other ways to use your degree
Students with a bachelor's degree in psychology are employed in many different positions. Your degree represents a well-rounded liberal arts education that lets you thrive in areas such as human resources, social services, mental health services, medical and religious organizations and all branches of government.
|Case Management||Child Care|
|Community Relations||Victim Assistance|
|Probation & Parole|