How can I land a job with a bachelor's in psychology?

I recently graduated and got my Psych BA, what kind of jobs can i get? What's the pay rate? How should I build up my resume? I live in San Francisco, so I am mostly looking for a job over here or the east bay (hopefully with easy parking)

Asked By: CK - 5/15/2007
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There are SOME jobs you can get with a BA in the mental health field-but they're not great. However if you want to stay in this field I HIGHLY recommend that you go further with your education. If you're open to different fields than entry level positions with research, customer service and administrative positions is... More
Answered By: Melissa B - 5/15/2007
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You either need to leave psychology or leave San Fransisco. That's the sad truth. SF is too expensive for a bachelor's level mental health worker. And bachelor's level mental health workers can make very little sometimes (sometimes $12/hr... More
Answered By: Resis - 5/15/2007
try educational places that do research. you will get like 35K perhaps. use your past experiences to make you look like a good candidate on paper.
Answered By: kee2 - 5/15/2007
educational psychologist? Counsellor? Or marketing-related job requiring analysis of consumers' behaviour? Companies specialises in psychometric tests for organisation, teacher, school counsellor etc?
Answered By: hazelnut - 5/15/2007
I have a BS in Psychology... the beauty of this degree is that most people dont know what it is that you are taught in undergrad studies. I worked at an entry level treatment facility... pays horrible. Not livable in Cali. I went into sales. Psych is incredible for helping in this field. I have done very well and... More
Answered By: Fatty - 5/15/2007
what type of job are you looking for? you probably know that to do any substantial counseling work you will need to have at least a masters degree in psychology (virtually no state licenses those with only a BA). the best bet would probably be to apply for jobs doing research at one of the local universities, hospitals... More
Answered By: jdphd - 5/15/2007
to tell you the truth i have a BA in psy and have found job within health and mental health field. There are many of these position opened within hospitals. the usual pay is about anywhere from 31,000 to 33,000. I enjoy my job both because i am in the field and i will be in the same kind of field once i finish my... More
Answered By: jaz - 5/15/2007
With a BA in psych, I found an excellent opportunity for clinical experience in a community mental health center. Now with a Master's in Social Work, I am at the same agency, waiting for an administrative position to open up. My advice would be that at the BA level, you can't measure the "job" simply by the paycheck... More
Answered By: MSW in Florida - 5/15/2007
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Answered By: jaya s - 5/21/2007
I got my BS in psychology and I found that there were all kinds of jobs out there in the field. I worked in residential, inpatient settings, skills trainer, schools, but typically for like $10-13/hr... More
Answered By: digitalogic - 5/23/2007
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