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Careers in Psychology

The collection of resources found here can be helpful in deciding if a major in psychology is right for you. If you are already a psychology major, this information can help you with decisions regarding career field paths and other options.

To many newcomers, the field of psychology feels vague and overwhelming because there are so many subfields and questions on which to focus. While this may make it difficult to choose a specialty within psychology, earning a psychology degree will make you a well-rounded student, capable of contributing to virtually any field.

Many of the subfields of psychology are organized into academic and professional communities. As students, you are usually entitled to reduced membership in these organizations. The following represents a very small sample of these organizations.

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Coalition on Human Needs
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Community Psychology Net
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • Social Psychology Network
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology

We regularly receive job notices seeking students and graduates with skills in psychology. Jobs may be with local employers or in academic research labs across the country. Contact us for more information.

Various organizations in psychology also offer resources for job seekers.

  • American Psychological Association Jobs
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Jobs in Psychology
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Human Services Career Network
  • Social Services Job Center
  • Social Work Career Center
  • Society for Human Resource Management
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