What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree? That’s a question we hear a lot when students are considering a psychology major – and even as they near the end of their degree program.
Students who earn a psychology degree acquire a number of marketable skills and are well qualified for many entry-level positions in a variety of career fields. If you are unsure about going to graduate school right after completing your undergraduate degree or not sure graduate school in general is right for you, this website is a good place to begin your research about "What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?"
Many students assume by declaring a psychology major, they will need to attend graduate school in order to gain employment. While many of our students do go on to graduate training, many others find careers and employment in fields with their bachelor’s degree in psychology. If you are interested in the endless career opportunities, Dr. Kit's career videos explore a day in the life of professionals who utilize their psychology degrees—bachelors and graduate levels—in a variety of occupations. In addition to your independent career research, please feel free to visit the Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance to discuss these options in more detail.
Finally, be sure to explore all of your options by talking to your academic advisor, professors, Career Development Consultants, and Student Employment Placement Specialists—just to name a few. In other words, graduate study might be a viable path for you, but be sure that the career you are interested in pursuing will require a graduate degree before assuming this is your next step.
Psychology majors enter a wide variety of job fields. Your first step can be exploring some areas of interest through the opportunities available to psychology majors. You may also find it helpful to view career fields, a career timeline and information about career resources to get started on your personal career plan.
If you’re visiting this page, chances are you are either giving serious thought to attending graduate school or have already made a decision to do just that. This information can help you along that path.