Psychology Career Resources


This page is designed to provide some resources to help you begin finding information about career opportunities for Psychology students. In addition to visiting these sites, I encourage you to meet with me to discuss options, visit the Career Center, talk to professors and graduate students, research job opportunities on your own, and attend departmental career information events, such as our First Friday Alumni Speakers Series and Career Information Night.

General Information
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook

Psychology or Psychiatry?
Psychology Career Information and Outlook
Guide to Careers in Psychology
How to Become a Psychologist: Psychology Degrees & Careers
APA – Interesting Careers in Psychological Science
Psychology in Illinois

APA – How to find a job with an undergraduate degree in Psychology – Career Options
Career Profiles – Bachelor’s Degree Career Options
HumanServices.Edu – Where Can I Work With a Psychology Degree?
The Best Schools – Rewarding Psychology Degree Jobs
“I Majored in Psychology – Now What?”

How to Become a Research Assistant
an excellent way to build skills and/or prepare for graduate education

Jobs That May Require a Bachelor’s Degree:
Counseling and Therapy
     Substance-Abuse Counseling Information
     Developmental Therapist
     Career Advising
Human Resources
     Careers in Human Resources
     National Human Resources Association
     Society for Human Resource Management
     National Association of African Americans in Human Resources
Sales and Marketing
     Best Sales and Marketing Jobs – US News & World Report
     National Association of Sales Professionals
     American Marketing Association
Law Enforcement
     Parole Officer
     Federal Law Enforcement
Children and Families
     Child Life Specialist
     Child Protection Worker
     Child-Care Worker
     Family Services Worker
     Illinois Developmental Therapy Association

Teacher Certification in Illinois
Teaching Psychology

Jobs That May Require a Master’s Degree:
Genetic Counseling
Social Work
Academic Advising
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Jobs That May Require a PhD or PsyD (or equivalent):
Academic Careers (APA)
Non-Academic Careers (APA)
Careers in Psychology
Prescribing Psychologist Information