Careers in Psychology

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Is there work life beyond a bachelor's degree in Psychology?

A Bachelor's degree in Psychology offers broad training and is often used as a starting point for several different careers. Some psychology majors pursue graduate study in psychology or related fields (see the Graduate Study in Psychology page). Most psychology majors, however, seek employment upon graduation. Psychology majors commonly seek employment with government or social service agencies, in the medical field (e.g, hospitals, research labs), or in business (e.g., personnel, sales).

We encourage undergraduate students to contact Kent State's Career Services Center (CSC), located in Schwartz Center 261 for more information about careers and job opportunities. They have a variety of free services for Kent State students. At the CSC, students can talk to a career counselor and receive advice on how to search for a job, write a resume, and interview etiquette. The CSC also provides information about career fairs and other resources for finding available jobs.

Where can I learn more about careers in Psychology?

  • See our Quick Guide, including degree requirements and expected salaries, of Psychology Jobs.
  • APA Careers in Psychology discusses what careers graduates with bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degrees often pursue. It also has information about what psychologists do and subfields in psychology.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to view facts and characteristics.
  • O*Net Online provides updated information for all job types including salary rates, job descriptions, and common occupation locations.
  • What can I do with this major? Provides information on career paths in Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Public Health, etc.
  • Psychology Career Center

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