Careers In Psychology
Web Resources for Psychology Majors
http://www.apa.org/membership/students.html#info Become a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association and get access to career information, discounts on books and journals, and free subscriptions to American Psychologist – APA's flagship monthly journal and the APA Monitor on Psychology.
http://www.psychologicalscience.org/join/ Become a student affiliate of the Association for Psychological Science and get access to career information, discounts on books and journals, eligibility for travel and research awards, and free subscriptions to the journals Psychological Science, Current Directions in Psychological Science, Psychological Science in the Public Interest, and Perspectives on Psychological Science.
http://www.apa.org/students/brochure/brochurenew.pdf This online version of brochure published by the American Psychological Association is intended to help answer your questions about what working in psychology is like and what educational requirements are needed. This brochure also covers the differences among the various degrees available in psychology, types of careers, and what psychologists do.
http://www.apa.org/science/nonacad.html About half of all research scientists work in academia. See how the other half lives in this site sponsored by the American Psychological Association on non-academic careers in psychology.
http://campus.udayton.edu/~psych/handbook/PSYCHO~1.HTM University of Dayton sponsors this highly informative page by Dr. Drew Appleby of Marion College to help psychology majors at liberal arts colleges think about their career goals. This site includes employment and salary information. A good first-stop to help you get organized.
http://www.psychwww.com/careers/index.htm Dr. Margaret Lloyd of Georgia Southern University maintains this quintessential page of advice, guidelines, and links to help psychology majors find a career in psychology.
http://www.uni.edu/walsh/linda1.html Dr. Linda Walsh of the psychology department at the University of Northern Iowa maintains this extensive web site dedicated to pursuing psychology as a career.
http://psych.hanover.edu/handbook/bachpsy2.html Professor Bruce Fretz of Hanover College describes how to find a job with a BA in psychology. His list of 22 agencies and settings that hire such people may inspire you.
http://dept.ju.edu/psychology/opportunbachelor.htm Opportunities with a Bachelor’s degree are discussed at this web site. They also include valuable links to job tittles, job skills, salaries, and other interesting and useful sites related to finding a job with a BA in psychology.
http://money.cnn.com/2000/12/08/career/q_degreepsychology/ CNN summarizes jobs you can do with a BA in Psychology.
http://www.socialpsychology.org/career.htm The Social Psychology Network sponsors this online career center for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology (not just social psychology). Go here for information about graduate school, job interviews, resumes, test-taking tips, financial aid, internships, minority student resources, and much more.
http://keep2.sjfc.edu/faculty/tspitzer/helpingProf99.htm A Student’s Guide to Careers in the Helping Professions written by Dr. Melissa J. Himelein includes job duties, job outlook, training information, who/where to contact for additional information, etc. for a variety of psychology-related careers.
http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm In their annual Occupation Outlook Handbook, the Bureau of Labor Statistics gives a lot of information about career possibilities, not just in psychology:
http://www.noctrl.edu/academics/departments/psychology/department_site/Careers.Counseling.htm Dr. Steve Davis prepared this overview of careers in counseling and psychotherapy. A good overview of the different types of professionals (social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists), career paths, hiring outlook, and salary ranges.
http://www.psychology.uwaterloo.ca/gradprog/preparation/grad_school_in_psych.html The University of Waterloo sponsors this So You Want to Go to Graduate School in Psychology website for undergraduates just starting to think about graduate school. Divided into two sections, Building Your Experience and Applying to Graduate School, the site explains it all, from essays and exams to experience and applications.
http://www.wku.edu/~sally.kuhlenschmidt/psycareer/index.htm Sponsored by the Western Kentucky Masters in Counseling Program, this web page gives all undergraduate psychology majors career advice based on their answers to a number of questions in a decision-tree format.
http://teachpsych.org/otrp/resources/resources.php?category=Advising What can you do with a background in Psychology? A lot more than you ever thought possible! This list from The Dictionary of Occupational Titles gives you a starting point for careers you might check out. (Scroll down and look for the title on the right).
http://www.psychgrad.org/ Curt Burgess, former Chair of Graduate Admissions for the Psychology Department at the University of California at Riverside designed this site to help undergraduates get into grad school. Various sections include: Applying To Graduate Schools, Succeeding in Graduate School, Rankings, GREs, Requirements, Departments, Vita, Choosing an Advisor, Doing Research, Doing Well As An Undergraduate, Life After Graduate School, Letters of Recommendation, Research, Grades, Applying for Jobs, Post-Docs and more.
http://psych.hanover.edu/handbook/advice2.html Judith Waters, PhD, and Martin Jacobs, PhD of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York put together this time line of the graduate school application process.
http://www-psych.stanford.edu/~amiawake/how/ Eran Magen designed this web page called “How I Got Into the Stanford Psychology Ph.D. Program” with the premise that if he can do it, anybody can do it. He describes how he applied and got into a program despite being out of school 5 years, an average GPA and no research experience.
http://careersinpsychology.org/ A resource for students that are interested in pursuing a career in the field of psychology. The site has career and licensure info, jobs, internships, and commentary by experts --- some of the top psychologists in the world --- and more.