Welcome to the Careers in Psychology page. My primary motive in developing this site is to help undergraduate students learn what they can do with a degree in psychology. (Graduate students may find information of interest in the section, "Selected Web Sites Containing Career and Graduate School Information of Interest to Psychology Majors.") The resources on this page focus on: (1) careers in psychology at the bachelorís, masterís, and doctoral level and (2) academic information about psychology at the bachelorís and graduate levels. Much of this material was developed for use in Careers in Psychology, a one-credit, required course for psychology majors at Georgia Southern University (see an old course syllabus).
I retired from the Georgia Southern University Psychology Department in 2004, so the GSU-only portion of this web site has been retired also. However, you can check out the current faculty, curriculum, honors, and related information about the psychology program at Georgia Southern here at the Georgia Southern University Psychology Department web site.
The information on this page is divided into eight sections. I have organized the sections in what is, to me, a logical sequence of development, so you may find it useful to review the sections in the order in which they are listed. On the other hand, you may just want to scan the section headings below and jump to those of greatest interest to you.
I hope that the information on this web site will open your eyes to a number of career options and educational pathways that you may not have known about or thought to consider. As you gather additional information about the various options, your career and educational goals will become more clear to you. Once you're clear about the kind of work you want to do, it's a relatively easy task to identify the courses, extracurricular activities, and volunteer work that will help you develop the necessary abilities and skills that will prepare you for success.
I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Dr. Janice H. Kennedy in the development of a number of the resources listed here and Dr. Russell A. Dewey for coding and editing these documents as they are converted for use on Psych Web.
Making the Most of Your Undergraduate Years
This section will help you focus on your goals for college and career.
Exploring Career-Related Abilities, Interests, Skills, and Values
This section offers suggestions for assessing your academic abilities, interests, skills, and values to help you clarify your career and academic goals.
Entry-level Jobs for Psychology Majors
This section will help you learn about some of the entry-level jobs available to psychology majors.
Master's- and Doctoral-level Careers in Psychology and Related Areas
This section describes a number of psychology and psychology-related career options that require graduate degrees. For your information, the subsections include the following topics (please note that the topics listed below are not links; to get to the links you must go to the above sub-page):
This section will help you learn about graduate programs in psychology, education, and social work that will prepare you for work in psychology and psychology-related careers. Subsections include:
This section addresses a number of questions about the graduate school application process. Subsections include:
This section contains a hand-out with suggestions to help you find the job you want when you graduate and a list of books on careers of interest to psychology majors.Selected Web Sites Containing Career and Graduate School Information of Interest to Psychology Majors
This section consists of a list of selected web sites (with brief descriptions) containing information about careers and graduate school that will be helpful to psychology majors.
This page was first posted online on August 28, 1997 and last up-dated on June 16, 2015.
DISCLAIMER: The absence of a particular listing or resource should not be taken as commentary about the quality of that material, institution, web site, etc.
Thank you for visiting the Careers in Psychology Page. If you have questions, comments, or corrections regarding the contents of documents, please send feedback to Dr. Lloyd's colleague Dr. Dewey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggestions for additions to this page are always welcome.
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