What Can I Do With A Degree in Psychology?

Posted: August 13, 2020 | Author: Savannah Byers | Read Time: 1 minutes

What can I do with a degree in Psychology? If you are a naturally curious person and enjoy topics in science, then majoring in psychology could be a great fit for you. Southern Utah University’s Psychology Program equips students with the knowledge and tools to be successful in all fields of psychology.

At SUU, psychology majors may choose either the research-focused course of study or the clinical/counseling-focused option. Both options offer a variety of courses and labs, as well as a wealth of career options after graduation.

Careers and career fields for psychology majors include:


  • Behavioral analyst
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Statistical assistant


  • Child care worker
  • Special education teacher
  • Sports psychologist
  • University professor
  • School psychologist


  • Behavioral therapist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Sports rehabilitation therapist


  • Pain psychologist
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Engineering psychologist
  • Supervisory clinical psychologist
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Psychological technician
  • Psychologist supervisor
  • Army psychologist
  • Addictions psychologist
  • Psychological associate
  • Psychiatric technician
  • Media psychologist

  • School counselor
  • Career counselor
  • Counselor aide
  • Residential youth counselor
  • Employment counselor
  • Social service counselor
  • Mental health counselor
  • Guidance counselor
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Veterans counselor
  • College admissions counselor
  • State agency counselor

Legal work:

  • Correctional field officer
  • Legal psychologist
  • Behavior analyst
  • Case manager
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Corrections officer
  • Victims advocate
  • Juvenile justice detention officer
  • Court consultant
  • Child custody worker
  • Child protection specialist
  • Judicial service coordinator
  • Probation/parole officer


  • Family services worker
  • Social worker
  • Geriatric care specialist
  • Social service director


  • Business intelligence specialist
  • Human resources professional
  • Industrial psychologist
  • Diversity manager
  • Media buyer
  • Advertising specialist
  • Business owner
  • Job analyst
  • Sales representative
  • Director of fundraising
  • Marketing manager
  • Advertising manager


  • Certified nursing assistant
  • Behavioral health technician
  • Community or home health aide
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Rehabilitation adviser
  • Human service worker
  • Hospital patient service representative
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Behavioral health psychiatric nurse
  • Administrative hospital psychologist

Psychology tied with biology as SUU’s most popular major for the class of 2020. SUU’s psychology program offers an academic major and minor. Psychology professors are deeply involved in helping students choose courses that support their career goals and form strong mentoring relationships with students in classes. Learn more about SUU’s Psychology Program by viewing this Major Decisions video.

Tags: College of Humanities and Social Sciences Psychology

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