Job Ideas for Psychology B.S. Graduates
Your undergraduate degree in psychology will open doors for you--
Hi, I'm Hollie Hancock, here today with About.com to give you some ideas as to what jobs you might get holding a bachelor's degree in psychology.First of all, congratulations! You've earned your bachelor's degree in one of the most interesting, flexible, and dynamic fields available to college students: a degree in psychology! You've earned your degree...now what? You've probably already begun thinking about what jobs you might expect to be eligible for. Before deciding on what job you'd like to have, let's take a look at what your long-term career goals are.Students graduating with a degree in psychology might expect to find employment within human and social services agencies. Job titles to look for in online search engines can include: Case Management, Psychiatric Technician, or even a Residential Assistant at a rehabilitation facility; for example, working with adults who suffer from addiction, eating disorders, or those disabled individuals who are able to live on their own, but may require some supervision and assistance.A bachelor's degree in psychology is very adaptable and beneficial for any number of career paths. For example: lots of attorneys and physicians begin their educational pursuits with a bachelor's degree in psychology. You can understand why because they are constantly going to be working with and interacting with the public and understanding what's going on between their ears might be helpful. Positions in sales and marketing and personnel management and training are other jobs that you might look for, just to name a few.If you'd like to continue your study in psychology, a master's degree, and/or a doctorate degree in psychology offer more additional employment opportunities. And therefore, with the more letters you have behind your name, obviously, hopefully, more zeros behind your salary as well. School counseling is an option; Academic Advising; and even Child Protective Services. Remember, the skills you learn while obtaining your bachelor's degree in psychology will make you a valuable asset to any organization, regardless of your career dreams and goals. So I say, go confidently with your degree into the workforce or in continuing your education. Your undergraduate degree in psychology will open doors for you - some doors you never imagined.Thanks for watching. I'm Hollie Hancock with About.com. For more information, visit us online.