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Undergraduate Degree in Psychology

What Can You Do With An Undergraduate Degree in Psychology?

Information and Options for Psychology


Psychology Related Skills

  • Ability to Prioritize and Delegate
  • Certain level of Verbal and Mathematical Intelligence
  • Comfortable Dealing with Diverse Situations and Groups of People
  • Communicate Logically and Effectively
  • Develop and Implement Programs
  • Develop & Utilize Listening Skills
  • Enjoy Reading and Learning New Techniques
  • Focus on the Individual
  • Genuine Interest In Helping Others
  • Great Interpersonal Communication
  • Interest in Humans or Animals and Why They Behave the Way They Do
  • Knowledge of Human Development & Behavior
  • Lead Discussion
  • Motivate Others
  • Observation
  • Organized Record Keeping
  • Patience/Problem Solving
  • Project Management/Planning
  • Research/Writing
  • Time Management
  • Trustworthy/Maintain Confidentiality
  • Understanding Personal Dynamics
  • Working with People and their Mindsets

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Related Entry-Level Career Titles

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Assistant Researcher
  • Behavior Analyst
  • Case Manager Aide
  • Claims Specialist
  • Correctional Counselor Trainee
  • Counselor Aide
  • Domestic Abuse Advisor
  • Drug/Substance Abuse Advisor
  • Employee Trainer
  • Employment Coach
  • Government Worker
  • Hotline Crisis Counselor
  • Interviewer
  • Market Research Consultant/Specialist
  • Occupational Analyst
  • Personnel Analyst
  • Probation Officer
  • Psychological Assistant
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Research Associate
  • Social Service Professional
  • Victim Justice Outreach Specialist
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Youth Corrections Officer

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Employers of Psychology Majors

  • Colleges/Universities
  • Government Agencies
  • Group Practices
  • Hospitals
  • Human Resources in Businesses
  • Magazines and Newspapers Companies
  • Marketing Firms
  • Medical Facilities
  • Mental Health Clinics
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Prisons
  • Private Practices
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Research Centers
  • Retirement Homes
  • Social Service Organizations

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Job Posting Sites

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Career Planning Links

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Professional Affiliations

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