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Careers with a Psychology Degree
Nationwide, psychology is one of the most popular majors, just like it is at SIUE. One reason for this is that psychology is all about understanding people, and understanding other people is not only interesting but also crucial to workplace success.

Another reason for psychology's popularity is that some of the most common occupations for psychology majors are growing. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook:

For more career guidance, check out SIUE's Career Development Center.

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Graduate School in Psychology
Many SIUE psychology majors eventually pursue a master's or doctoral degree. For general information about applying to psychology graduate school programs, see our FAQ page. For information about SIUE's psychology graduate programs, try one of these links:

Students interested in graduate study are strongly encouraged to complete courses such as Research in Psychology, Field Study in PsychologyData Analysis with SPSS and Writing in Psychology. They should also get involved in Psi Chi or Psychology Club and consider applying for the Honors Academy.

Popular Master's Degree Options Outside of SIUE's Department of Psychology

Licensure in Illinois
You don't necessarily need a Ph.D. or Psy.D. to work in mental health services. Learn about licensure in the State of Illinois through the links below.

Salary Information
Have you ever wondered how much you might earn after obtaining many years' experience in a particular profession? If so, check out the links below. If the salary data you see are a few years old, you can use this inflation calculator to see the same salary in today's dollars.