Psychology is a liberal arts degree, and like any liberal arts degree, you can tailor skills and knowledge to fit into almost any position.
Generally speaking though, students must pursue a graduate education in order to obtain a well paying job if he/she would like to major in Psychology. This means that students have to obtain anywhere from two to six years of additional education after receiving their college degree. However, graduate education does not necessarily have to be in Psychology. It could be in Business, Social Work, Education, Sociology, etc. Below is a list of jobs that are related to, or directly involve Psychology along with the degree requried.
B.A./B.S. in Psychology:
• Alcohol/drug abuse counselor
• Camp staff director
• Case management aide
• Case worker
• Community organizer
• Community outreach worker
• Corrections officer
• Employee relations assistant
• Human relations director
• Life skills counselor
• Parole officer
• Research assistant
• Residential youth counselor
• Psychiatrist (M.D), prescribing medications, psychotherapy. Working in hospitals, clinics, or private practice.
• Clinical Psychology – research oriented program + mental health (Ph.D) Doing research, teaching, counseling/psychotherapy, developing a personalized private practice, and/or consulting via university settings or other organizations (i.e., public or private). You have flexibility with this degree choice. You can choose to focus on the research aspect of the subject, go into a mental health setting, or do both.
• Clinical Psychology – mental health only (Psy.D) Strictly limited to mental health settings by doing counseling or psychotherapy. Work settings are the same as indicated for the Clinical Psychology – research oriented program + mental health degree.
• Marriage and Family Therapist (M.F.T/ M.S. Psychology) Working in private practice clinics, community agencies, schools using basic counseling skills learned in the graduate program.
• Social Worker (M.S.W.) doing social work or psychotherapy. Work settings include community and government agencies, corporations, and/or private practice clinics.
• Also know that there are different areas of psychology which you can specialize in and develop a career path from that area. For example, Business Psychology or industrial organizational psychologists look at people in the work place. This would require a M.A. or Ph.D in Organizational Behavior or Industrial Psychology.
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