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What types of jobs are available to someone that has a psychology degree?

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Nicole’s Answer

As others have suggested, you can do many things with a Psychology degree. Some positions will require a Masters degree in Psychology, some will require a Doctorate or Phd in Psychology, and then other positions a Bachelors degree is sufficient. I have used my Bachelors degree in Psychology in the following fields thus far: Special Education Teacher, Elementary Teacher, Assistant Program Manager for an Environmental Organization, Director that managed people in a Learning and Educational Company, and now as a Learning Architect with reviewing and creating educational learning materials for students.

In college when I considered not finishing my teaching degree, my advisor shared that often large companies will hire students with Psychology degrees such as in the automotive industry to work in the business field and that often law enforcement would look for Psychology majors to conduct in take evaluations or other assessing on individuals being charged with crimes.

Psychology is a field that can go in so many directions.

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Ashley’s Answer

In my opinion, a psychology degree is just as good as a business degree. If you work with people, in any field, psychology will always be important. I'm in sales, and I utilize what I learned when getting my psychology degree, every day.

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Ryan’s Answer

I was a double major in Psychology and History and now run sales teams for software companies. One of the most useful part of my psychology education was the focus on and deeper understanding of statistics. In business you're going to have to make data driven decisions and understanding the data you have and how powerful it is becomes super important. For instance if you have 100 sales reps and on average it takes 20 days to close a deal that is pretty useful. However if you're building a team and have 2 reps and the average time to close is 20 days that means a lot less because there is less data to draw from. That oversimplified but directionally correct.

As a hiring manager I see someone with a Psych degree as someone who is curious about how people's minds work. That comes in handy during complex negotiations and the back and forth it takes to get a deal done.

Best of luck!

Ryan

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Christa’s Answer

There are many paths you can take with a psyhcology degree. You can go into something in healthcare (such as being a social worker, school psychologist, or clinical psychologist). There are also fields in Industrial/Organization psychology where you can work in business in areas such as organization design or leadership development.

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