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What can I do with a major in Psychology?

The field of psychology is the science concerned with the study of individual behavior. The psychology major prepares students to study behavior and mental processes within an applied framework and typically encompasses both research and practice. This major offers an environment that fosters the development of critical thinking skills for psychology majors and other students interested in psychological processes.


• Gain internship in mental health facility
• Gain volunteer experience at hotline, crisis center, Big Brothers/Sisters, etc.
• Learn another language
• Become familiar with governmental opportunities for psychology majors
• If interested in administration, consider double major in business
• Get experience in advocacy
• Enhance knowledge of community problems
• Gain experience as student leader/worker on campus
• Serve as a fundraiser
• Obtain experience with local media (newspaper, radio, TV stations)
• Volunteer as a tutor
• Get a summer job in sales

Career Titles

Account Executive
Activity Leader
Admissions Evaluator
Advertising Manager
Advertising Worker
Art Therapist
Assistant Account Exec
Bank Manager
Career Planning Professional
Child Psychologist
College Student Affairs
Community Service Mgr
Community Relations Rep
Community Relations Director
Corporate Merchandising Mgr
Correctional Caseworker
Corrections Officer
Cottage Parent
Counselor: Alcohol/Drug
Counselor: Career
Counselor: Crisis Intervention
Counselor: Guidance
Counselor: Occupational
Counselor: School
Counselor: Vocational
Creative Director
Customs/Immigrations Officer
Educational Services Rep
EEO/AA Specialist
Employee Assistance Director
Employee Relations Manager
Employment Agency Counselor
Employment Recruiter
Executive Director
Expressive Therapist
Financial Advisor
Financial Aid Director
Food and Beverage Mgr
Health Club Manager
Health Educator
Hospice Coordinator
Hotel Management
Human Resources Admin
Human Resources
Industrial Psychologist
International Student Advisor
Job Analyst
Job Developer
Junior Market Analyst
Labor Relations Specialist

Market Research Analyst
Marketing/Sales Manager
Media Buyer
Media Planner
Mental Health Coordinator
Mental Health Worker
Minority Group Specialist
Motivational Researcher
Music Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Operations Manager
Outplacement Specialist
Personnel Assistant
Personnel Interviewer
Personnel Manager
Physical Therapist
Police Officer
Press Liaison
Prisoner Interviewer
Probation Officer
Program Developer
Psychiatric Nurse
Psychiatric Social Worker
Public Health Statistician
Public Opinion Surveyor
Public Relations Specialist
Recreation Specialist
Regulatory Administrator
Safety Engineer
Sales Representative
Social Service Administrator
Social Worker
Speech Pathologist
Statistician Analyst
Student/Alumni Services
Substance Abuse Counselor
Technical Writer
Television/Media Research
Training & Development
Vocational Rehab Counselor
Volunteer Coordinator
Wage/Benefits Analyst
Youth Corrections Officer
Youth Services Worker

Professional Organizations

American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

American Psychological Science
1133 15th Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20005

National Association of School Psychologists
4340 East West Hwy, Suite 402
Bethesda, MD 20814

Pennsylvania Psychological Association
416 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102

The Association for Women in Psychology
c/o Sharon Siegal
8235 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 303
Los Angeles, CA 90046

The Association of Black Psychologists
7119 Allentown Road, Suite 203
Ft. Washington, MD  20744

Web sites

Encyclopedia of Psychology: Psychology Websites
Graduate School & Careers in Psychology

General Psychology-Related Information

National Institute of Mental Health
Psychology Job Resources
PsychWeb:  Psychology Related Information

Contact Information


Career Development Office:
400 St. Bernadine St.
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Reading, PA  19607
Phone: 610-790-2878

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Evening hours by appointment.

Email: career.development@alvernia.edu

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