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Careers in Psychology

The general public, as well as current majors, are often unaware of potential career paths for individuals with an undergraduate psychology degree. Approximately 25% of undergraduate psychology majors go to graduate school. So what does everyone else do? Psychology majors are especially well-suited for employment in fields that emphasize:

  • Analytical Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Information Gathering and Synthesis
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem-solving Skills
  • Research Methods and Statistical Skills

Our goal is to help students link their undergraduate coursework in psychology to a variety of workplace objectives and skills. Psychology majors are very marketable beyond the boundaries of the field. Potential employment areas include:

  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Community Programs
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Education
  • Human Service Agencies
  • Public Relations
  • Research Organizations
  • Student Affairs

Career Planning Resources for Psychology Students 

Students can find tips and information on preparing to build a career in psychology here: 

Students can view psychology internships and job opportunities throughout the United States at the following link. The site continuously updates a list of available positions, including full-time and part-time positions.

Psychology Internships and Job Opportunities

The following resource connects psychology students to career information across the nation, including descriptions of current job advertisements in psychology, an overview of the degrees available in the field of psychology, data on salaries for psychology - and professional degree holders by career stage, position type, sector, and geographic area.

Current Trends on Careers in Psychology

In addition to preparing our students for the workforce, we also prepare them for graduate-level training. Students who are interested in pursuing graduate-level training in psychology should also review information on the process of applying to graduate school. Tips for preparation can be found at the following link. We also encourage you to reach out to your psychology advisor for further guidance!

Applying to Graduate School

We ask that all psychology students who plan to request a letter of recommendation from one of our faculty please complete and supply the faculty member with the following Letter of Recommendation Form and a copy of their most updated curriculum vitae (CV). Feel free to reach out to your psychology advisor if you have further questions about this process! 

Letter of Recommendation Form

Students can also visit the UNA Career Center for help developing resumes and vitas, identifying job opportunities, preparing for interviews, and connecting with career mentors. The Career Center is a free service available to all UNA students and alumni through every stage of career development.

UNA Career Center