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Is it possible to work with a bachelor's in psychology?

I have been told many time that I can't work with a bachelor's in psychology that I need a master degree to work. #higher-education #non-profits #education-management


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Karen’s Answer

You can most certainly work with a B.S. in Psychology. There are a lot of social services and school system positions where you would need this degree. A Master's does bring different and higher paying opportunities though. Keep this in mind for the future.


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Michelle’s Answer

Hi Nadege,


Yes you can get a job with a bachelor's degree in psychology. You will not be able to work as a psychologist, you will need to get a doctorate degree in order to do that type of work. In fact if you are looking to work in the area of counseling you will need at least a master's degree in psychology. However with a bachelor's degree In fact a psychology degree is one of the top 5 majors that students choose. You could work as a Case Manager, Career Counselor, Rehabilitation Specialist and a Psychiatric Technician with a bachelor's degree. You could also work in sales, marketing, personnel, real estate and insurance.


Best of luck.


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Gary’s Answer

Hi, good question. I think it really depends on the type of job you want. I would do a lot of research into what you want your career to be in Psychology and where you want to work. A bachelors degree in Psychology can be great for many entry level jobs, training programs, companies and is useful in a lot of areas like Business, Sales, Marketing, Social Services, Government and more.
good luck


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Karen’s Answer

Yes, you may work with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, there are a host of opportunities that will require such. Best wishes with your endeavors.


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Lacey’s Answer

Great question! There is actually a lot you can do with a Bachelor degree in Psychology! I will tell you from personal experience (I have a B.S. in Psychology) that there are many fields you can go into and it ultimately depends on what you want to do if you have chosen Graduate studies. HR, forensics, mental health, sales, management & business administration. I recommend doing research on what the intent and field you plan on going into and the demand in your local and state sectors. With mental health, there is the opportunity to work at State Hospitals as a PNA, case managers for MHDD, working with children in foster care and group homes. There is much you can do. Best wishes and please let me know if there is anything else I can do


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Ashley’s Answer

Hi Nadege,
Although I cannot speak on behalf of personal experience, a close friend of mine recently received her BA in Psychology from a SUNY school. She has been working at a group home for young women between the ages of 13-18. She was always told she would never find a job that she feels relates to her field by her parents, but that was not true in her case.

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