Types of jobs for a bachelor's degree in psychology

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Types of jobs for a bachelor's degree in psychology
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Most people pursuing a psychology degree are interested in becoming a psychologist; however, this requires a master’s degree or a doctorate. This leaves students who are delayed in pursuing these higher degrees wondering what they can do with bachelor’s degree in psychology. Although the bachelor’s degree is focused on teaching students about psychology rather than how to practice psychology, it does provide students with skills needed to succeed in the work force.


Although most psychology-related jobs require a master’s or doctoral degree, psychology teaching jobs only require a bachelor's degree. They do, however, require additional training in education, which often require teaching certificates. If you follow this course, you will most likely be teaching at a high school.

Aides and Assistants

If you want to remain closely connected to the research aspect of psychology, you could work as an aide or assistant to a psychologist. You will have many of the same tasks as the psychologist under his or her supervision. This is an excellent career choice if your advanced degree is postponed.

Social Workers

Because social workers often perform analysis regarding their patient’s mental capacity, graduates in psychology are an excellent choice for these types of jobs. They could work as child abuse caseworkers, welfare caseworkers or rehabilitation caseworkers.

Managers, Executives, and Administrators

Most psychology programs focus on developing thinking, interpersonal and research skills. These are important skills for managers and executives; therefore, many people with bachelor's degrees in psychology are able to find high-paying jobs in these positions.

Personnel, Training, Labor-relations Specialists

Personnel jobs are additional business-related careers for psychologists to consider. Personnel jobs such as interviewers, recruitment officers and job performance evaluators use psychological skills and principles to match employee preferences and attitudes with employer preferences.

Writers, Analysts or Data Collectors

Psychology degrees require extensive work in analysing data and writing reports on the analysis. A graduate can use these skills to further a career as a consumer behaviour analyst, a science writer or a data collector.

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