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Careers for Psychology Program Graduates

Common Job Titles

  • Anthropologist
  • High school teacher
  • Market research analyst
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Mental health counselor
  • Physician
  • Psychologist
  • School and career counselor
  • Social worker
  • Sociologist
  • Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor
  • Survey researcher

Job Outlook Data

Psychologists held around 174,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of political scientists is projected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Demand for clinical and counseling psychologists will increase as people continue to turn to psychologists for assistance with their problems. Psychologists will also be needed to provide services to an aging population, helping people deal with the mental and physical changes that
happen as they grow older. In addition, employment of school  psychologists will rise in connection with awareness about the need for mental health services in schools, particularly for students with special needs, learning disabilities and behavioral issues.

Where Can I work With This Major?

The largest employers of psychologists are:

  • Elementary, middle and high schools
  • Government
  • Offices of mental health practitioners
  • Hospitals
  • Individual and family services

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Psychologists

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Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology
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