Career Resources

Career Resources

Psychology Career Resources

Psychology is a STEM discipline and the study of the human mind, brain, and behavior and the processes between these. A bachelor's degree in Psychology is also a liberal arts degree with a versatile educational foundation providing development of the following skills:

  • Knowledge theory
  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Effective communication
  • Statistical and analytical skills
  • Leadership
  • Project development & management
  • Interpersonal Skills

These skills are developed through your content courses such as Statistics and Research Methods; through experiential experiences such as internships, research and teaching assistantships; and through involvement opportunities such as Psi Chi, Changemaker Central, and residential colleges.

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Careers available for students with a bachelor's degree in psychology include, but are not limited to:

Social & Human Services:

  • Caseworker (Social Services)
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Community Worker
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Criminal Investigator/ Police Officer
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Victims’ Advocate
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations:

  • Advertising Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Writer

Business and Human Resources:

  • Career Counselor
  • Employee Recruiter/Relations Specialist
  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Information Specialist
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Training Coordinator
  • Management Analyst
  • Systems Analyst

Education:

  • Child Care Worker
  • School Teacher (primary and secondary education)
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Admissions Counselor (higher education)
  • Student Activities Advisor (higher education)
  • Alumni Specialist
  • Community Director (higher education)

Research:

  • Research Assistant
  • Research Specialist
  • Survey Interviewer
  • Data Specialist/Analyst

Choosing a career is a big decision and the Psychology Advising Office strongly encourages students to start making detailed career goals as early as possible in their undergraduate career. ASU’s Career Services is a great place to get started in the planning process now while you are in school and later when you are looking for employment. Some other useful career resources are below.