Top 8 Careers – Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

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Yearly, many students graduate bearing Psychology Degree on their sleeves.  However, a recent study shows that 75% of these graduates do not pursue their Masters Degree for Psychology.  Their reasons vary from under the ‘practicality’ department.  If reasons were such, what kind of jobs do they acquire in relevance to their accomplished degree? Here are the top 8 careers or jobs that Psychology grads have acquired after achieving their bachelors degree:

 

  • Sales Representatives
    • Sales Reps are known to have great interpersonal skills. They have to motivate and talk with customers into buying the product they are selling, hence their need also for great communication skills.  Employers are thrilled to hire applicants who are good in handling customers.
Sales Representatives
Sales Representatives

 

  • Psychiatric Technicians or Social Work Assistants
    • These job definitions are directly under the field of Psychology. Some graduates just bid time and money to get into their Masters degree.  This is one of the best ways to practice what they have learned about in the university.  Further, this gives them extra experience relative to their field.
Psychiatric Technicians
Psychiatric Technicians

 

  • Career Counselors
    • Most Psychology graduates have winning personality. One of the careers for this type of personality is to become a Career Counselor for people who are still groping in the dark about what they want with their future.  This job is actually interesting as Career Counselors explore hidden skills and abilities of these people.
Career Counselors
Career Counselors

 

  • Writers
    • Speaking of interesting and passionate jobs… writing is one of them. During university days, a great deal of paper work is to be done by Psychology students.  This activity enhances their written communication ability.  If you have a penchant in writing, why don’t you lead those skills into a higher notch?  Write your heart out.
Writers
Writers

 

  • Child Care Workers
    • Another field wherein a psychology graduate can put his studies into. The job requires in depth study about mental setting of families, particularly kids.  If these grads also have potential entrepreneurial skill, they could also put up child care centers.
Child Care Workers
Child Care Workers

 

  • Social Service Specialists
    • Usually, government and non-government organizations have a continuous need for social service specialists. This type of career will enable psychology graduates to utilize what knowledge and practice they gained in their degree.  Counseling and locating social resources are the major tasks under this position.
Social Service Specialists
Social Service Specialists

 

  • Laboratory Assistants
    • Research and experimental skills from your psychology class will be put into honing in this type of job. If you love dealing with data and experiments, avail this position.  Universities, some government departments and businesses dealing with the study of human behavior are the very organizations who offer this particular kind of job.
Laboratory Assistants
Laboratory Assistants

 

  • Teachers
    • What’s the best way of imparting or sharing your knowledge about your field of study? In every field there’s only one answer: TEACHING.  Some psychology degrees are pre-designed to enable graduates to avail teaching career if they want to pursue it.  In case of others, they have to achieve teaching certificate for them to be able to teach in schools or universities.  Either way, if you have this passion in teaching, what’s stopping you to make it into reality? Get that certificate and get that teaching career you are aiming for.
Teachers
Teachers

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