Psychology Career Opportunities

Most careers in psychology require that students pursue advanced studies beyond the college level. According to the American Psychological Association, the best current job opportunities are in clinical, counseling, school, health, industrial/organizational, and educational psychology. 

Sample Career Options

  • Child Psychologist
  • Counselor
  • EEO/AA Specialist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Music Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • School Counselor
  • Television/Media Researcher

Visit the KU Career Development Center for more information about mock interviews, job fairs, and job search tools, as well as a convenient 'What Can I Do With A Degree In Psychology?' handout.

Career Development Center and Department Resources 

The Psychology Department Office in OM 384 and the Reading Room in OM 383B contain a variety of reference materials related to careers in psychology such as: 

Finding Jobs With a Psychology Bachelor's Degree: Expert Advice for Launching Your Career