What other careers include psychology other than a therapist?
Having an undergraduate degree in psychology involves good news and bad news. The bad news is that there are very few jobs that specifically require a bachelor's degree in psychology. However the good news is that there are a ton of jobs that require a bachelor's degree of some sort, and a psychology degree is a plus in any field that involves working with people.
The majority of people who obtain graduate degrees in psychology work in the clinical or counseling fields. However there are many other areas of specialization that involve research into human behavior. Psychology is basically a science and psychologists perform research in such areas as neuroscience, social interaction, the basis of learning and memory, perception, etc. There are not as many of these jobs in these areas, many of which involve teaching at a university level, but the opportunities are certainly there. The American Psychological Association's web site (www.apa.org) has information about careers in psychology.
Good luck in your career pursuits.
On a typical day I could be showing concepts to consumers to get an idea if what works/doesn't work, could be in a retail store observing employees using online tools to try to identify pain points and opportunities, running a focus group to get insights into a brand, or even visiting consumers in their homes to see how they use tech at home. There is always something new to learn!
After college, (I was a government and politics major) I thought I was going to be a lawyer. I then learned about Social Work and wanted to have a job that had more of a service aspect to it. I received my Masters in Social Work which is only a two year program. Social Work is a great field because it's so broad and you can do so many things with it and work in many different environments- schools, hospitals, private companies etc.
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Since it is based on human behaviour - you can apply to anything starting from market research, to human resources, to teaching and coaching.
A lot of people go into research as well.
Some careers that include psychology: teacher, lawyer, anyone in leadership or management. Psychology is a great base or bachelors area of study; and then you could apply your skills in your masters study or further career development. Good luck!