Psychology

COMMON CAREER PATHS: (some of these require education beyond a bachelors degree)

Business
Account Executive
Assistant Account Executive
Corporate Merchandising Manager 
Creative Director, Advertising
Customer Service Representative 
Employee/Labor Relations Manager
Employment Agency Counselor
Financial Advisor
Hotel Management
Human Resources Administrator
Human Resources Professional 
Junior Market Analyst
Labor Relations Specialist
Market Research Analyst
Marketing/Sales Manager
Media Planner
Operations Manager
Personnel Interviewer
Personnel Manager
Professional Employment
Public Relations Manager
Sales Representative
Television/Media Researcher
Training and Development Consultant
Wage/Benefits Analyst

Education
Admissions Evaluator
College or University Instructor 
College Student Affairs Professional
Counselor: School or Vocational
Financial Aid Director
International Student Advisor
Teacher - High School or Elementary

Government
Customs/Immigrations Officer 
EEO/AA Specialist
Employee Assistance Director 
Media Buyer
Public Health Statistician
Public Opinion Surveyor
Regulatory Administrator

Human Services
Activity Leader
Comm. Relations Director
Community and Social Service Worker
Community Relations Rep. 
Correctional Caseworker 
Corrections Officer
Cottage Parent
Counselor: Alcohol/Drug 
Counselor: Career
Counselor: Crisis Intervention
Counselor: Guidance
Counselor: Occupational
Expressive Therapist
Health Educator
Hospice Coordinator
Job Developer
Mental Health Coordinator
Music Therapist
Nurse
Occupational Therapist
Physical Therapist
Prisoner Classification Interviewer
Probation Officer
Program Developer
Psychiatrist
Psychologist, Child
Psychologist, Clinical
Race Relations Specialist 
Recreation Specialist
Social Service Administrator
Social Worker
Youth Corrections Officer

Misc.
Ergonomist
Press Liaison
Research Statistician
Technical Writer

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS:

Federal, state, local governments
Non-profit and social service organizations
Human resources departments
Hospitals/health care facilities
Private businesses and companies

Market research/Ad agencies 
Schools, colleges, and universities
Public relations firms
Market research firms or departments

JOB LISTINGS/JOB SEARCH:

Jobscience.com 

Federal Jobs
US Department of Housing and Urban Development 

Non-Profit Jobs
Deep Sweep 
Community Career Center 
onPhilanthropy 
Idealist 
NonprofitOyster 
Non-profit Times 
Nonprofit Career Network 
Opportunities NOC’s 
Philanthropy News Network Online 
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

CAREER PLANNING AND INFORMATION:


Careers in Psychology 
Careers in Social Work 
Careers in School Psychology 
Psychology Careers 

ASSOCIATIONS:

American Counseling Association 
National Association of Social Workers 

JOB PREPARATION STRATEGIES:

  • Obtain essential relevant experience through psychology field study, internships, summer or part-time jobs, or through volunteering in your field of interest
  • Become fluent in Spanish or another language spoken by multi-cultural clients
  • For research careers obtain research experience with a professor or grad student as an undergrad
  • Acquire strong computer skills