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Job help for a recent psych undergrad

Hello! I'm a recent college graduate who's low-income. I plan to eventually go to graduate school once I can afford it but as I'm entering the "adult" world, I'm curious about what jobs to apply to that still have some relevance to what I studied in school for. There's a research assistant but I want to expand my horizons in trying something new.

I don't have any licenses for specific jobs like social work but I am absolutely open to suggestions.
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De'andra’s Answer

Hi Emerald! Kudos to you on graduation and for driving your career early! I also obtained an undergrad degree in Psychology. Something that helped me avoid a mistake in career choice was working as an admin in a private counseling office. I was able to learn so many career path options from the counselors I supported there, and also saw "behind the curtain" to learn the ins and outs of a counseling career that aren't directly related to treating patients. Notice also where your strengths (things you are good at AND like doing) lie and the kind of environments where those are needed/celebrated. Onetonline.org has been a really helpful resource for me finding job titles, skills needed, and related salaries.
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Amanda’s Answer

There are so many things you can do with a bachelor's degree in psychology! Here are some that you might want to take a deeper look at:

Career counselor
Case Manager
Child Care worker
Laboratory Assistant
Market Researcher
Psychiatric Technician
Probation and parole Officer

I hope that you can find something that you want to work towards!
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jerry’s Answer

Emerald, so much depends on what area of psychology you are interested in. If you don't know right now, I suggest you look at some graduate school catalogs to see which areas pull you in. Major areas will likely be Counseling, Social Behavior, Clinical, Industrial, Experimental, Educational... Once you've focused on what your next steps might be, you can begin exploring what professional positions will open up to you and what credentials or certifications you will want to have in order to succeed. Most of these areas of psychology have professional organizations that post positions, from which you can perform searches to see what types of salaries are associated with starting positions. Many of these organiztions you'll find on LinkedIn so you may want to see if there's anything on this site that you find helpful.
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