A psychology degree can prepare you for a job as a licensed professional counselor, a policy analyst, an occupational therapist, a school counselor, or a human resources assistant. At the University of Lynchburg, we recognize the importance of exploring career options and we work one-on-one with students to help them create their own career path.
What Job Can You Get with a Psychology Degree? (Careers and Salaries)
Studying psychology can open doors to a diverse array of careers, many of them in fields you might not expect. Some people use their knowledge of human behavior to help others, some use it for research purposes, and others apply it in business or industry. Income can depend on experience level, type of position, and location.
- Caseworker/social worker: $50,390
- Child life specialist: $53,500
- Licensed professional counselor: $76,284
- Occupational therapist: $85,570
- Policy analyst: $75,904
- School counselor: $60,510
- School psychologist: $79,820
- Senior human resources assistant: $55,698
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Salary and job projections come from national averages in the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources, including Glassdoor, Indeed, and industry-specific posts and publications. The data is meant to provide you with an idea of career options and salary ranges, not as a guarantee of obtaining these positions after graduation. These represent national averages and may vary by source and time frame collected. Actual salaries vary by region. Some jobs may require additional training or graduate education.