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Careers for School Psychology Program Graduates

Common Job Titles

  • College-level educator
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Mental health counselor
  • School and career counselor
  • Social worker
  • Sociologist
  • Special education teacher
  • Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor

Job Outlook Data

Psychologists held around 174,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of clinical, counseling and school psychologists is projected to grow 20 percent from 2014 to 2024.

School psychologists are in demand due to a greater awareness of the connection between mental health and learning, as well as the need for mental health services in schools. They assess and counsel students with special needs, learning disabilities and behavioral issues.

Where Can I work With This Major?

Employers of School Psychology degree holders include:

  • Elementary, middle and high schools
  • Government
  • Offices of mental health practitioners (except physicians)
  • 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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