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What Can I Do with a Psychology Degree?

Investing in your education is one of the most important financial decisions you’ll make. You’ll want to make a rewarding and informed choice! 

Holding a B.S. in Psychology degree opens doors to a rich array of jobs in diverse fields. Whether you want to work as a laboratory assistant or a career counselor, your degree can offer access to entry-level opportunities across the country. These include positions in:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Childcare
  • Social Services 
  • Human Resources Management
  • Education
  • Technical Writing
  • Laboratory Research
  • and much more!

Earning an M.S. in Psychology degree could further enhance your career, opening advanced professional options such as:

  • Career Counseling
  • Health Project Management
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Market Research
  • Higher-Education Lecturing
  • Organizational Consulting
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Leadership Coaching

What Does the U.S. Jobs Report Say?

We’re glad you asked! There is a promising outlook for those holding an advanced psychology degree. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that: 

  • The need for psychologists is expected to increase by 14% through 2028. 
  • Employment growth for those with a master’s in psychology degree is expected to grow by 19% over the next several years.

This report shows the value of career advancement with continued learning and specialization as you: 

  • Begin with pursing your B.S. in Psychology degree, online or in-person.
  • Build your professional portfolio, exploring the best ‘fit’ for you among the numerous options that psychology offers.
  • Look to the future by learning about the advantages and requirements associated with a M.S. in Psychology degree.

Values-Aligned Work

Rewarding careers begin by aligning work and studies with life’s meaning and purpose. 

  • Someone who believes in a cleaner environment may study engineering or environmental science. 
  • A person who wants to assure sports safety for youth might study athletic training and/or sports medicine. 
  • Likewise, a person with a passion for helping others might study psychology!

When looking into the psychology-related jobs that are available:

  • How many align with your values? 
  • Which ones excite you, giving you a sense of purpose?
  • Take note of these, as they can help to shape your career and education decisions.

Holding a B.S. or M.S. in Psychology degree demonstrates that you are prepared to work with people of all ages, as well as in a broad range of settings. 

Build a Career Path as You Learn

Most of what you learn through education and experience will come in handy as your career grows. 

Say your first entry-level job after earning your B.S. in Psychology is in sales or marketing. Customer satisfaction is meaningful for you, though other aspects of the position are less so. Down the line in your career, the skills that you gained in this environment can help with:

  • Preparing compelling grant applications.
  • Being a client advocate.
  • Writing relevant client education materials.

Alternatively, let’s say you begin working in an early-care and education setting. You find engaging parents is as meaningful and rewarding as caring for the children. This contributes to career purpose and direction as you:

  • Gain experience working with diverse age groups and backgrounds.
  • Apply human development and educational principles to practice.

What’s Next?

Along with choosing a career path, you want to select a university or college that’s a good match for you. This includes everything from accreditation and financial aid, to available support for your personal development. Here are highlights of what Regent University offers prospective psychology majors:

  • Affordable Christian Education

Earning a degree in the field of Psychology and Counseling will deepen your understanding of human behavior and enhance your career in helping and developing others. You’ll learn how to think about psychological issues logically and responsibly, through a Christian perspective that values the unique identity of every individual. In addition to these psychology programs, Regent University offers counseling and doctoral-level psychology programs accredited by CACREP and APA, respectively. Courses are taught by distinguished professors who will equip you for success as you explore how the human mind and spirit can function in wholeness.

Regent University’s admissions counselors are ready to answer questions and help you work through financial aid so you can move ahead in this promising field. Whether you’re ready to take the leap, or simply want some more information, you can reach them at 800.373.5504.