The psychology major has special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of human needs and problems to counseling, crisis intervention, education and social services.
  • Advanced quantitative, analytical, and research skills.
  • Understanding of the socioeconomic, socio-cultural, developmental and environmental factors that impact human behavior.
  • Ability to conduct and analyze psychological research and tests.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers.
  • Highly developed observation and introspective skills.
  • Capacity to work well during crisis situations and independently.
It is important to note that it will be extremely difficult to counsel without an advanced degree. 
Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Affirmative Action Officer
Art Therapist
Career Counselor
Child Welfare Worker
Clergy Person
Clinical Psychologist
Conflict Resolution Counselor
Corporate Trainer
Counseling Psychologist
Discharge Planning Counselor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Employee Assistance Counselor
Equal Opportunity Officer
FBI / CIA Agent
Foreign Student Adviser
Forensic Psychologist
Guidance Counselor
Human Resources
Labor Relations
Marriage and Family Therapist
Mental Health Worker
Occupational Therapist
Organizational Psychologist
Parole / Probation Officer
Polygraph Examiner
Recreational Therapist
Rehabilitation Counselor
School Psychologist
Social Worker
Special Education Teacher
Speech Pathologist
Student Assistance Counselor
Test Developer
Vocational Counselor
Youth Center Director

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