Reasons to earn a psychology degree


September 15, 2014 - By Maribel Ramirez

A Psychology degree can open the door to a variety of careers

One of the greatest strengths of a psychology degree is the variety career opportunities that are available to graduates pursing jobs in psychology. Some of these potential professions include:

Clinical Psychology

Sports Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Health Psychology

Human Factors Psychology

The job outlook for psychology majors is good

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of psychologists is expected to grow at a rate of about 12 percent through the year 2022. While this is considered average growth, the demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, and social services agencies is expected to fuel the demand for trained professionals. Three job areas expected to be in high demand are in clinical psychology, school psychology, and industrial-organizational psychology.

A psychology degree can help receive a graduate degree

An undergraduate degree in psychology can be an excellent starting point for further graduate study. Most students who have completed an undergraduate degree choose to earn a graduate degree in psychology, while others switch to a related field such as counseling, education, or social work. Having a background in human psychology can also lead to further study in areas such as law, medicine, or the life sciences.

 

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