Career advice

There are many different options for careers in Psychology.  Here are some suggestions for how to begin your search:

  • What can I do with a degree in Psychology? – Many students do not realize how many opportunities there are in Psychology.  You don’t have to go to grad school, people.
  • Career Services – PSU offers this one-stop shop for help with writing resumes, interviewing, job-seeking, internships, finding graduate programs, etc.
  • Learn to market yourself – There are tons of available classes in career exploration at PSU that will instruct you in how to create a resume,  search for jobs, and have a successful interview. Upper-level students should try Career Development (BU 3720) or Professional Employment (BU 4650).
  • Salaries – Read this article about salaries as a function of academic area, highest degree, and experience (published in 2011)
  • Post-graduate service experiences – The motto of PSU is Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), but do you have any idea how many (poorly paid) service opportunities there are after graduation?  Just a few examples are the Peace Corps, Teach for America, AmeriCorps, and programs for teaching English abroad (a quick google search for “post-graduate service” will reveal many more).  There are extraordinary benefits when you look closely, but be warned:  these are more competitive than you might expect!
  • For a list of possible careers in psychology, please see the list below.
Psychology Career List

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