Careers with a Psychology Degree
posted June 19th, 2013 by King University
Jobs with a Psychology Degree
Graduates with a degree in psychology gain a valuable set of skills that can be applied to many different career paths after graduation. Although industry statistics suggest that 25 percent of psychology graduates pursue a career in their field, a psychology degree can be used in many other careers with careful planning.
King University’s Bachelor of Psychology delivers specialized skills based on psychological theories. Many graduates will pursue a career in human or social services while others will apply the skills gained through intensive coursework to careers in sales, advertising, research and more.
Consider these jobs with a psychology degree from King University:
- Social and community service manager: Organize and manage social service programs and community organizations that directly serve the public. These managers will analyze the effectiveness of programs, seek out funding and community support and establish programs that serve the community. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts a 27 percent growth in career opportunities through the next decade.
- Psychiatric technician: Provide care to people with mental illness and developmental disabilities. Job responsibilities vary depending on the type of patients technicians work with; however, they are typically tasked with implementing treatment plans and providing follow up care to patients. The BLS estimates steady job growth for this profession through the next decade.
- Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor: Provide treatment and support to help patients recover from substance abuse issues, eating disorders or other behavioral problems. The BLS estimates a 27 percent occupational growth through the next decade.
- Market research analyst: Consider trends in market conditions in local, regional or national areas to predict potential sales of a product or service. Market research analysts help companies comprehend consumer behaviors, including who is making purchasing decisions, what products or services are being bought and pricing for products and services. Career outlook for market research analysts is very strong with the BLS estimating a 41 percent job growth through the next decade.
- Advertising managers: Plan programs to generate interest in a company’s product or service. Advertising managers coordinate with clients, art directors, sales agents, financial staff and more to effectively plan and promote advertising campaigns for products. The BLS predicts steady growth through the next decade for advertising managers.
- Career Counselor: Career counselors provide individuals with guidance and support when making important decisions about their future. Career counselors may work with students who are on the verge of graduating from high school or college when deciding their next step––whether enrolling in a college degree program, such as an undergraduate or graduate program, or entering the workforce.
Bachelor in psychology jobs are diverse and incorporate gained skills, including communications and critical thinking. A bachelor’s degree can also serve as the foundation for further education, including a master’s degree that will lead to greater career opportunities specific to the field of psychology.