What Can I Do With a Degree in Psychology?

Most Psychology majors assume that Psychology is mostly useful for treating mental illness and promoting mental health (e.g., Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology). But, Psychology has numerous divisions and areas, most of which are unrelated to mental health. It’s a highly versatile undergraduate degree. This means there are many different career paths available to Psychology majors, but many of those careers are open to individuals with different degrees. With so many different options, ultimately, Psychology students must determine their own career pathway.

The American Psychological Association has some helpful information about careers in Psychology: https://www.apa.org/education-career/guide/careers


We encourage our majors to contact career development services for exploring different career options related to a Psychology degree: https://www.mga.edu/center-career-leadership-development/career-development/students-alumni/index.php


Some various job titles/career pathways that might be considered might include:
Psychiatric Technician, Mental health technician, Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT), behavior analyst, User Experience (UX/UI) Researcher, Human Resources Specialist, human resource director, (statistical) data analyst, market researcher, advertising specialist, career counselor, corrections officer, law enforcement officer, Human factors engineer, cognitive engineering, Business process consultant, change management director, victims’ advocate

Some careers in Psychology can make very good money, but do require some particular skills: https://fortune.com/education/articles/psychology-majors-can-earn-100k-and-up-in-these-roles-that-dont-require-a-ph-d/ 

Many Psychology majors choose to pursue a graduate-degree. This guide offers some good, detailed advice for applying to graduate schools in clinical psychology and related fields.