Careers and Outcomes

Psychology is one of the most popular majors in the country. Why? Because it can take you anywhere.

From research to clinical work or government and business, a psychology degree prepares you to improve lives in any setting.

Where do psychologists work?

Psychologists can work alone. They can conduct research, consult with clients or work with patients.

Some work as part of a team with physicians and social workers. Others work in school settings with students, teachers, parents and other educators.

Psychologists may also work for businesses, governments and nonprofits.

Your specific career options vary depending on your degree type.

What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in psychology?

You may choose to start your career right away. Your bachelor’s degree can help you toward careers like:

Data processing analyst

Live-in counselor

Manager trainee

Personnel manager

Public relations director

Recreation director

Rehabilitation counselor

Extending your career options

Many psychology careers require at least a master’s degree, and many alumni seek a doctoral degree. Most psychologists also need a license.

Our alumni are accepted into top-tier professional and graduate schools.

What can you do with a master’s degree in psychology?

Educational, vocational or school counselor

Licensed clinical social worker

Licensed marriage and family therapist

Professional counselor

Rehabilitation counselor

Substance abuse or behavioral disorder counselor

What can you do with a doctoral degree in psychology?

Counseling psychologist

Experimental psychologist

Industrial/organizational psychologist

Licensed clinical psychologist

School psychologist

Sport psychologist

Career outlook

Job growth


Expected job growth for social scientists and related workers through 2029.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Median wage for psychologists (with a master’s or doctoral degree).
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


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