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Psychology

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Academic Information:


Career Information


Possible/Typical Job Titles 

Human Services

  • Caseworker
  • Day care center director*
  • Employment counselor*
  • Probation/parole officer
  • Youth counselor
  • Psychiatric social worker*
  • Psychotherapist*
  • Volunteer services director
  • Criminologist
  • Child development specialist*
  • Neuropsychologist*
  • Rehabilitation worker
  • Health-service administrator
  • Clinical psychologist*

Business/Industry

  • Industrial relations coordinator
  • Organizational psychologist*
  • Stockbroker
  • Job analyst
  • Marketing manager
  • Training specialist
  • Employment recruiter
  • Advertising account manager
  • Market research analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • Consumer psychologist*
  • Labor relations coordinator
  • Human resource manager
  • Biomedical laboratory technician*
  • Art director
  • Salesperson
  • Compensation analyst
  • Business administrator*
  • Computer programmer
  • Executive search consultant

Education/Communication

  • Teacher (K-12)
  • Professor*
  • Experimental psychology researcher*
  • Clinical psychology researcher*
  • Curriculum designer
  • College student affairs administrator*
  • Consumer researcher
  • Statistical report writer
  • Technical writer
  • Media director
  • Public opinion survey worker
  • Elementary/high school administrator*
  • Journalist
  • Vocational (adult) teacher
  • Attorney*

Public Administrator

  • Affirmative action officer
  • Community organizer/planning specialist
  • Relocation worker
  • Policy analyst
  • Field health officer*
  • Health policy planner*
  • Environmental psychologist*

*Denotes additional education required.


Typical Places of Employment

  • Adoption and child care agencies
  • Civil Rights Commission
  • Advertising departments and agencies
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Health and Human Services
  • Business corporations
  • Churches and religious organizations
  • Public opinion research companies
  • Colleges and schools
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Recreation departments
  • Labor Department
  • YMCA-YWCA
  • Hospitals
  • Scouts
  • Mental health associations
  • Boys and Girls clubs
  • Veteran's Administration
  • Court Systems
  • Social service agencies
  • Correctional institutions
  • Personnel Departments

Typical Work Activities

  • Teaching, explaining
  • Enlightening, guiding
  • Helping
  • Electing and training
  • Solving problems, leading discussions
  • Informing, organizing

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General Career Sites for Psychology Majors

Clinical Psychology

Community Psychology

Counseling Psychology

Developmental Psychology

Environmental Psychology

Experimental Psychology

Industrial Psychology (including Human Resources)

Marriage and Family Therapy

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Neurology

What is a Neurologist?

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Neurosurgeon

What is a Neurosurgeon?

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Where do Neurosurgeons work?

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Neuropsychology

What is a Neuropsychologist?

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Neurophysiology

What is Neurophysiology?

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Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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Psychology and the Law (Including forensics)

Social Psychology

School Psychology (including educational psychology)

Specialties/Niches within the field of Psychology

Certifications/Licenses

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