Careers in Psychology

Students with bachelor degrees in psychology may enter on-the-job training programs in industrial and business organizations. Others may find positions in state civil service, personnel work, social service, sales, and interviewing. Entry level jobs in marketing research, public relations and advertising are often available to undergraduate psychology majors. Students interested in preparing for counseling or college teaching careers, however, must continue study at the Master's or Doctoral level. The Doctoral level of training is required for careers in clinical, experimental, educational and social psychology.

An introduction to the diversity within psychology can be obtained by reading the booklets, Careers in Psychology and Psychology as a Health Care Profession, published by the American Psychological Association (APA), which is the governing professional organization in psychology. Single copies of the two booklets are available free of charge from the APA upon request.

Students contemplating graduate school in psychology are urged to purchase the book Graduate Study in Psychology and Associated Fields, published annually by the APA. This book identifies all graduate opportunities in psychology, documents each school's program and admission requirements, and advises students on how to go about selecting a graduate school.

Student memberships in the APA are available which would enable students to enter subscriptions for any number of APA journals and publications. Further APA information is available from the:

American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 2002-4242
1-800-374-2721

Sites for Future Graduates

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