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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
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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
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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
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Answered By: MSW in Florida - 5/15/2007
 
hi check this link its good http://25keysforgoodresume.blogspot.com/ .
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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