The psychology major at Wagner College prepares students well for a variety of career options both inside and outside the field of psychology.
Career Outlooks in Psychology
- The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there is an increased demand for mental health counselors.
- The same is true for psychologists.
- And occupational therapists.
- There is expected market growth for school and career counselors.
- The outlook for child life specialists is strong.
- US News magazine reports high demand for counselors and therapist jobs.
Here are some resources which you may find helpful as you think about a degree in psychology or in on of our other related academic programs such as biopsychology, behavioral economics, or education.
Information about careers for psychology majors
- American Psychological Association Career Page
- Career Information from Psychology Today Magazine
- Career Information from Psi Chi, the Psychology Honors Society
- Career information in Forensic & Public Service Psychology
- Information about a career in Child Life
- Career information about Occupational Therapy.
- What do Community Psychologists do?
- Information about a career in Marriage & Family Therapy
- Information about a career in Creative Arts Therapy:
- O*Net Online Job Descriptions for Occupations in Psychology
- Learn Psychology's Guide to Careers for People with Psychology Degrees
- Psychology Degree Guide to Careers in Psychology
- Dr. Marky Lloyd's Careers in Psychology
- New York State Information about Professions for Mental Health Practitioners
Information about careers for biopsychology majors. Biopsychology is a branch of neuroscience.
- Careers in neuroscience
- Career in Physical Therapy
- Careers by degree level
- What do biopsychology/neuroscience majors do?
Information about incomes
- The US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that there is expected growth in a need for mental health counselors. Note: the salary range here includes people who do not have advanced degrees who tend to make more).
- The US Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates higher than average growth in the psychologist career.
- American Psychological Association Salaries for Psychology Fields
See our list of psychology courses to see what specific skills are emphasized.