psychology

Career Resources for Psychology Majors:

Psychology Graduate Degree Types:

  • This is a great website on explaining what each degree type (MA, MS, PhD, PsyD, etc.) means and what kinds of career opportunities lay in each:
  • General Degrees
    • Master of Arts (M.A)
    • Master of Science (M.S.)
    • Doctor of Philospohy
    • Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
  • Applied Disciplines
    • Social Work Degrees
      • Master of Social Work (M.S.W)
      • Doctor of Social Work (D.S.W)
    • Educational Degrees
      • Master of Education (Med or EdM)
      • Doctor of Education (EdD)

Salary and job outlook information

Position Degree Required 2012 Median Pay Projected Growth 2012-2022
Human Resources Specialists and Labor Relations Specialists Bachelor’s $55,640 per year 7%
Social Workers Bachelor’s $44,200 per year 19%
Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists Master’s $41,500 per year 29%
Social and Human Service Assistants High School Diploma/Bachelor’s $28,850 per year 22%
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors Bachelor’s/Master’s $38,520 per year 31%
School and Career Counselors Master’s $53,610 per year 12%
Psychologists Doctoral $69,280 per year  12%
Human Resources Manager Master’s $99,720 per year 13%
Preschool Teachers Bachelor’s $27,130 per year 17%

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  • Master’s Degree
    • Government
      • Vocational rehabilitation provider
      • Self-reliance specialist
      • Developmental specialist
      • Drug and alcohol specialist
      • Employment counselor
      • Human resources analyst
      • Psychology program manager
      • Rehabilitation counselor
      • Social service manager
    • Healthcare and Mental Services
      • Behavioral counselor
      • Health project coordinator
      • Psychiatric technician
      • Rehabilitation specialist
      • Group home coordinator
      • Family services worker
      • Child protection worker
      • Child care supervisor
      • Genetic counselor
      • Marriage and Family Therapist
    • Business
      • Human resources manager
      • Market researcher
      • Employee trainer
      • Public relations representative
      • Project manager
  • PhD
    • Healthcare and mental services
      • Clinical Psychologists
      • Counselors
      • Social workers
      • Psychiatrist
    • Education
      • Professor
      • Educational Psychologists
      • School Counselors
      • Educational consultant
      • University administrator, dean, department chair, etc.
    • Government
      • Forensic Psychologist

  • University of New Haven:
    • Community Psychology: M.A.
    • Industrial/Organizational Psychology: M.A.
  • University of Connecticut:
    • Educational Psychology: Certificate, M.A., PhD.
      • Cognition, Instruction and Learning Technology
      • Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology (Ph.D. only)
      • Gifted and Talented Education
      • Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment
      • School Counseling (M.A. only)
      • School Psychology
      • Special Education
    • Higher Education and Student Affairs: M.A.
    • Human Development and Family Studies: M.A., Ph.D.
    • Human Resource Management: M.S.
    • Psychology: M.A., Ph.D.
      • Behavioral Neuroscience
      • Clinical
      • Developmental
      • Ecological Psychology
      • Industrial/Organizational
      • Language and Cognition
      • Neurosciences
      • Social
    • Social Work – M.S.W., Ph.D.
  • Northeastern University:
    • Psychology: PhD.
      • Behavioral neuroscience
      • Cognition
      • Perception
      • Social/personality
  • Yale University:
    • Psychology: PhD.
      • Clinical Psychology
      • Cognitive Psychology
      • Developmental Psychology
      • Neuroscience
      • Social/Personality Psychology
  • Southern Connecticut State University:
    • M.S. in Counseling – Clinical Mental Health Counseling Track
    • Marriage and Family Therapy
    • M.A. in Psychology
    • M.S. School Counseling
    • M.S. in School Counseling
    • M.S.W. in Social Work
  • Western Connecticut State University:
    • M.S. in Applied Behavioral Analysis
    • M.S. in Counselor Education
      • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
      • School Counseling
  • Central Connecticut State University:
    • Counselor Education with Specialization in Clinical Professional Counseling, M.S.
    • Counselor Education with Specialization in School Counseling, M.S.
    • Counselor Education with Specialization in Student Development in Higher Education, M.S
    • Marriage and Family Therapy, M.S.
    • M.A. in Psychology
  • Princeton University:
    • M.A. in Psychology
    • PhD. In Psychology
  • Cornell University:
    • Developmental Psychology (M.A.)
    • Developmental Psychology (Ph.D.)
    • Human Development and Family Studies (M.A.)
    • Human Development and Family Studies (Ph.D.)
    • Behavioral Biology (Ph.D.)
    • Neurobiology (Ph.D.)
    • Psychology (Ph.D.)
  • New York University:
    • M.A. in Art Therapy
    • PhD. In Rehabilitation Sciences
    • M.S. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders
    • PhD. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders
    • M.A. in Counseling and Guidance: With a Concentration in Bilingual School Counselor Pre-K-12
    • M.A. in Counseling and Guidance: With a Concentration in Counselor in Schools or Bilingual School Counselor Pre-K-12/Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate, LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services
    • M.A. in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness
    • M.A. in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness/Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate, LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services
    • PhD. in Counseling Psychology
    • PhD. in Developmental Psychology
    • M.A. in Drama Therapy
    • M.A. in Human Development and Social Intervention
    • M.A. in Human Development and Social Intervention/Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate, LGBT Health, Education, and Social Services
    • M.A. in Music Therapy
    • PhD. In Psychology and Social Intervention
    • M.S.W. in Social Work
    • PhD. In Social Work
    • D.S.W. in Clinical Social Work

Helpful websites:

American Psychological Association

American Counseling Association

Association for Psychological Science

Society for Neuroscience

Psi Chi

American Psychiatric Association

Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Society of Personality and Social Psychology

Society of Psychological Study of Social Issues

Society of Experimental Social Psychology

National Association for Social Workers