Psychology majors can apply the skills learned in a variety of work settings, from human services to business, criminal justice, health and recreation.
Skills of a Psychology major:
- Proficient in interpersonal communication
- Able to evaluate personal problems and make appropriate decisions
- Thorough understanding of human development and behavior
- Able to interpret and clearly explain psychological research and tests
Psychologistsstudy individual and group behavior and help people find solutions to personal, family, school, or work problems. They can be employed in academia as professors and researchers, as researchers and/or consultants in the private sector, or as counselors or clinicians.
Educational requirements: Psychologists normally need a doctorate, although school psychologists may be certified with a master's degree. Licensing is required of clinical psychologists.
Human Service Workers work in group homes and halfway houses, correctional, mental retardation and community mental health centers, family, child and youth service agencies, and programs concerned with alcoholism, drug abuse, family violence and aging.
Educational Requirements: HS graduates perform clerical duties; college degree in human services, counseling, psychology, rehabilitation or special education is necessary for counseling, program directors, and group home managers.
Counselors help people evaluate their interests and abilities and advise/assist them with personal, social, educational and career problems and concerns.
Educational Requirements: MA in counseling or related field usually required. BA in psychology, sociology or counseling may be accepted coupled with experience in social work or teaching.
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