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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. The Occupational Outlook Handbook
is an excellent resource for finding out about job growth, average pay, and education requirements for professions such as the following:
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 Psychology, Data Analysis with SPSS and writing courses. 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 for counselors, psychologists, and therapists.