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Psychology Major

Career Information

Possible 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*


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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

Additional Info in Career Services

These publications must be used in the Career Services Office. However there are many brochures and magazines such as Resume Writing, Interviewing and Job Choices that you may take with you.

  • 100 Best Careers in Crime Fighting
  • Careers in Criminal Justice
  • Careers in Criminology Careers in Focus: Therapist
  • Careers for Non-Conformists
  • Careers in Social and Rehabilitation Services
  • Career Paths in Psychology
  • Great Jobs for Psychology Majors
  • Great Jobs for Anthropology Majors
  • Great Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors
  • Guide to Careers in the FBI
  • Liberal Arts Jobs
  • Resumes for Social Services Careers


To see a complete list of career books located at the Career Services Office click here.

Alumni Resources

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

Amir Bahmani 2000 Senior Systems Engineer Smart Thinking, Inc.
Meredith Miller 2003 Family Services Caseworker Wicomico County Social Services
Matt Stevens 2007 Assistant Director of Children's Services Dove Pointe
Robert Mayne 1994 Addictions Counselor Wicomico County Health Department


Related Links

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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