Putting your Psychology Degree to Use After Graduation

If you're considering pursuing or have completed a psychology degree, odds are you're passionate about helping others.  This is noble and highly commendable work, which not everyone is cut out for.

But just what exactly is the work you'll be doing? In other words, what does a person do with a degree in psychology? As it turns out, there are plenty of career options open to a psychology major after graduation.

Some career options for those with their Bachelor's degree in psychology are:

  • Social Work
  • Case Manager
  • Career Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Teaching Assistant

In these careers, the ability to assess the needs of a client/patient and to express empathy and the desire to provide service are key.  You can find jobs such as these at hospitals or healthcare clinics, social services offices, residential treatment centers and schools.

Keep in mind, too, that psychology majors have been trained to research, gather and process large amounts of information. They've also been trained in how the human mind works, what people react to and how to use this information.  These skills are applicable across many careers, including those in:

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Health Care
  • Retail/Restaurant Management
  • Education

Many people with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology choose to go on to obtain their Master's and even their Doctorate in this field.  In these cases the choice of becoming a licensed therapist is open.  However, many Psychology majors choose to go on to business school or law school, and the training they've received psychology is of great importance in these fields as well.

Once again, Psychology majors are trained in the following areas:

Any career which can make good use of these vital skills will be a good fit for a psychology major.  All that's left to do is to find which career is the best fit for you.

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