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What Can I Do With a Major in Psychology?

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Career Titles

  • Academic Advisor
  • Account Executive 
  • Activity Leader 
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Advertising Assistant
  • Advertising Manager
  • Alumni Relations Director
  • Animal Behaviorist
  • Arbitrator
  • Armed Forces Officer
  • Art Therapist
  • Auditory Researcher
  • Banking Analyst
  • Behavior Analyst
  • Biographer
  • Business Manager
  • Campus Minister
  • Care Giver
  • Career Counselor
  • Case Worker
  • Child Psychologist
  • Child Support Officer
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Clergy Member
  • Clinical Manager
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinician
  • Commodity Manager
  • Community and Social Service Worker
  • Community Relations Director
  • Community Relations Representative
  • Community Service Agency Director
  • Copywriter
  • Correctional Caseworker
  • Corrections Officer
  • Cottage Parent
  • Counselor: Alcohol/Drug
  • Counselor: Career
  • Counselor: Employment
  • Counselor: Guidance
  • Counselor: School
  • Counselor: Vocational
  • Creative Director
  • Criminologist
  • Crisis Intervention Counselor 
  • Customer Service Director
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Customs/Immigration Officer
  • Document Release Representative
  • Employee Assistance Director
  • Employment Agency Counselor
  • Ergonomist
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Financial Analyst
  • Firefighter
  • Food and Beverage Assistant Manager
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Funeral Director
  • Genetics Counseling
  • Geriatric Case Manager
  • Gerontologist
  • Grant Writer
  • Health and Wellness Coordinator
  • Health Club Assistant Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Hospice Coordinator
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Hotel Event Management
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Industrial Relations Manager
  • Insurance Sales and Claims Representative
  • International Student Advisor
  • Investigator
  • Junior Market Analyst
  • Lab Technician
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing/Sales Manager
  • Marriage Counselor
  • Media Buyer
  • Media Planner
  • Mediator
  • Mental Health Coordinator
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Minority and Race Relations Specialist
  • Motivational Researcher
  • Multicultural Student Services Coordinator
  • Music Therapist
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Ombudsman
  • Outpatient Therapist
  • Paralegal
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician
  • Police Officer
  • Polygraph Examiner
  • Prevention Counselor
  • Probation Officer
  • Professional Employment Recruiter
  • Professor
  • Profiler (CIA, FBI)
  • Program Developer
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychological Anthropologist
  • Psychologist
  • Psychometrist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Public Opinion Surveyor
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Realtor
  • Recreation Specialist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Research Analyst
  • Residence Hall Director
  • Sales Representative
  • Security Guard
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Social Service Manager
  • Social Worker
  • Sociologist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Statistician Assistant
  • Student Activities Director
  • Study Abroad Coordinator
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Suicide Prevention Services Specialist
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Television/Media Research
  • Toxicologist
  • Training and Development Professional
  • Trauma Support Specialist
  • Victim Advocate
  • Wage/Benefits Analyst
  • Youth Corrections Officer
  • Youth Counselor
  • Youth Services Specialist

Employers   
  • Abuse Center
  • Adoption and Child Care Agencies 
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Banks
  • Big Brother/Big Sister Agencies
  • Board of Education
  • Business and Industry
  • Career Services Offices
  • Caseworkers
  • Child Care Center
  • Churches and Religious Organizations
  • Civil Rights Commission
  • College And University Counseling Centers
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Community Services
  • Consulting Firms
  • Consumer Affairs Office
  • Correctional Institutions
  • County Probation Department
  • Division of Youth & Family Services
  • Educational Institutions
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Family Services Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Financial Service Companies
  • Foreign Service
  • Government/State/Federal Agencies
  • Group Homes
  • Health and Human Services
  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Insurance Companies
  • Labor Department
  • Labor Unions
  • Laboratories
  • Local, State and Federal Government
  • Management Consulting Firms
  • Market Research Firms
  • Mental Health Institutions
  • Mortgage Corporations
  • National Science Foundation
  • Newspapers, Magazines
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Peace Corps/VISTA
  • Prisons
  • Private Corporations
  • Private Practice
  • Private Psychiatric Facilities
  • Probation Departments
  • Psychological Services
  • Public Health Services
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Companies
  • Radio and TV Stations
  • Real Estate Agencies
  • Rehabilitation Agencies    
  • Religious Organizations
  • Research Programs/Centers
  • School Districts
  • Science Research Laboratories
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Substance Abuse Clinics
  • Test Development Corporations
  • Trust Administrators
  • United Way Agency
  • Veterans Administration
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Units
  • Women's Center
  • YMCAs and YWCAs
  • Youth Homes/Guidance Centers

Skills   
  • Ability to communicate and present ideas and information
  • Ability to research and write reports
  • Ability to understand and improve human relationships
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Able to promote healthy relationships
  • Analyze, synthesize and interpret information
  • Concern for and sensitivity to others
  • Critical and inferential thinking
  • Decision making
  • Empathy
  • Engage in ethical practice
  • Evaluates personal problems and makes appropriate decisions
  • Good listener
  • Insight to deal effectively with people
  • Interpersonal communication (oral and written)
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Knowledge of human development & behavior
  • Problem solving
  • Recognize cultural differences/similarities
  • Resolve/mediate conflicts
  • Understanding of group dynamics
  • Understands socio-cultural forces impacting human behavior

Salary Information    

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Spring 2014 Average Starting Salary:
  • Psychology Bachelor’s Degree: $37,900

Average Salary of SNC Psychology Graduates:

  • 2013: $20,001 - $30,000
  • 2012: $30,001 - $40,000
  • 2011: $15,001 - $20,000

For additional salary information, please visit salary.com.

Graduate Data   
To view the job titles, employers, graduate schools and graduate programs reported by our most recent alums in the annual St. Norbert College Career & Professional Development graduate follow-up survey, download the Psychology Graduate Survey Data Handout (PDF)


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