what jobs can i look into with an AA in Behavioral and social science?
Hello, I am a 20-year-old student who just graduated from a community college with an AA in Behavioral and social science, I am on my way to a CSU to obtain a bachelor's in psychology. For the time being, I am trying to find a. job/ internship that can help expand my career path, any suggestions? Where should I look? #psychology #career #job-search #social-work #college #job-search #behavioralscience #job #apply
Congratulations on your AA degree, hope you took time to acknowledge and celebrate your accomplishments. I think your interest in finding an internship or employment is a great next step as you transfer to a CSU for your BA degree. It would be helpful for you identify specific fields and/or populations you want experience with. Do you want to work with youth and families or adults in substance abuse or foster care, etc.
Once you have that info, start researching some local non-profits, schools, government agencies, private agencies that provide those services/programs to your community. You can see if those organizations have positions open for entry level positions or internships - such as a case manager, outreach worker, parent-school liaison, para educator. If not, you can request an informational interview to learn more about their organizer, services, and advice on how to get prepared for an opening in the near future.
You can also go to the Career Center at the Community College you just graduated from, organizations often have positions/internships posted there as well.
What specifically are you looking to do with your Psychology degree? I would start there. There are so many sub-fields in Psychology - Behavioral, Cognitive, Organizational, Sports, Forensics, Environmental, etc. If there is a specific field you would like to get into, I would focus on finding an internship in that field.
The great thing about Psychology is that it is the study of people, and every career has to do with people! You can gain experience from a job in sales to a job at a fast food restaurant. Some great opportunities I would look into are childcare, education, healthcare, community centers, summer camps, assisted living homes, homeless shelters, and juvenile detention centers. Hands on experience working with people will make the biggest impact if you are looking into the traditional therapy route of Psychology.