Psychology

Possible career paths in the field of psychology include (many of these require bachelor's, master's or doctorate degrees):

  • Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Social Worker
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Tech
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Parole Officer
  • School Counselor
  • College Professor
  • Forensic Psychologist

For additional information search the Occupational Outlook Handbook at www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Psychology for Success


Students interested in psychology may be interested in becoming a psychologist.

National Quick Facts: Psychologists
2015 Median Pay $72,580 per year
$34.89 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Although psychologists typically need a doctoral degree in psychology, a master’s degree is sufficient for some positions. Psychologists in independent practice also need a license.
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training Internship/residency
Number of Jobs, 2014 173,900
Job Outlook, 2014-24 19% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2014-24 32,500

What Psychologists Do

Psychologists study cognitive, emotional and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting and recording how people relate to one another and their environments.

For more information visit www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/psychologists.htm.

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