On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Psychology majors, skills Psychology majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Psychology program

Careers

It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.

Example job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Psychology include:

  • Analyst, Global Operations
  • Education Director of Tutoring
  • Family Counselor
  • Paralegal
  • Sales Coach

Career-Related Skills

  • Knowledge of Human Behavior: Psychology majors learn how to use insight into behavior to deal effectively with people and promote good relationships within a group and the community.
  • Education & Instruction: Knowledge of educational methods and child development can help majors in and out of the classroom.
  • Experimental & Statistical Techniques: Majors learn how to develop surveys and experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results.
  • Research: Psychology students gather information and synthesize ideas from different sources to write reports and present conclusions.

Career-Related Web Sites

American Psychological Society - Offers news on the latest developments in psychology, psychology links, and information regarding the student caucus, that acts as a voice for students in APS policy decisions.

APA's Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (OTRP)

Association of Black Psychologists

Breaking into Psychology - Offers advice on how to get accepted to graduate school in psychology and describes various professional careers in counseling and psychotherapy.

Career Options Features links to career planning, the Psych Web, and non-academic Psychology careers.

Grohol Psychology Web Pointer 

OnelinePsychologyDegrees.com - Free, thorough information on psychology career choices, and the degree programs

Online Psychology Career Center Offers job listings in psychology, psychology internships, and minority resources and programs.

Psychology Degree Guide - Comprehensive Guide to Psychology Degree Programs

PsychWebFeatures preparation tips for a career in psychology as well as links to psychology journals and departments on the web. Pursuing Psychology Career PageOffers links to career related articles from the American Psychological Association, job postings and career resources. 

Social Psychology Network - Contains the largest social psychology database on the internet including information on jobs and graduate study in psychology. 

For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.