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Careers in Psychology

Careers in Psychology

No matter what your career choice may be, or whether you are exploring your options, having a solid understanding of the human mind and behavior can only be beneficial in any of line of work.

The following are just some of the many psychology-related job titles that you might want to explore. Some are directly in the field of psychology, while others require additional training in another field or specialty area:

  • Academic Counselor
  • Advanced Psychiatric Nurse
  • Advertising Agent
  • Animal Trainer
  • Animal Researcher
  • Case Worker
  • Child Care Worker
  • Child Psychologist
  • College Admissions Counselor
  • Community Counselor
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Crisis Counselor
  • Cognitive Psychologist
  • College Admissions Officer
  • College Recruiter
  • Customer Service Agent
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Editor
  • Education Administrator
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Employment Recruiter
  • Environmental Psychologist
  • Experimental Psychologist
  • Family and Marriage Therapist
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Grief Counselor
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Library Assistant
  • Market Researcher
  • Media Consultant
  • Mental Health Coordinator
  • Military Psychologist
  • Music Therapist
  • Neurologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physician
  • Police Officer
  • Public Opinion Surveyor
  • Probation Officer
  • Psychiatric Social Worker
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Worker
  • Public Relations Agent
  • Publishing Agent
  • Psychiatric Aide
  • Psychiatrist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Research Assistant
  • School Counselor
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Science Writer
  • Social Psychologist
  • Social Services Specialist
  • Social Worker
  • Statistician
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Technical Writer
  • University Psychology Professor
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Youth Counselor
(80+ Psychology-Related Careers to Consider By Kendra Cherry)

Based upon this list of psychology careers, you can see that employment opportunities can be quite diverse. Some careers require only a certificate (ex. Foster Care and/or Child Care Licensure), some require a  bachelor’s degree in psychology, while others will require more advanced degrees such as a master’s or doctorate. Spend some time researching different options and learn more about what you will have to do to enter those fields. Consult a counselor (click ‘Counseling’ under Student Services on the Psychology Home Page).