|What is Psychology?||Related Careers|
|Related Skills||Job & Internship Search Links|
|Career Planning Links||Professional Association Links|
|Miscellaneous Links||OSU School of Psychological Sciences|
"Why people do the things they do is an age-old question. However, psychology -- the science concerned with the behavior of both humans and animals -- is only about 125 years old. Despite its youth, it is a broad discipline, essentially spanning subject matter from biology to sociology. Biology studies the structures and functions of living organisms. Sociology examines how groups function in society. Psychologists study two critical relationships: one between brain function and behavior, and one between the environment and behavior. As scientists, psychologists follow scientific methods, using careful observation, experimentation, and analysis. But psychologists also need to be creative in the way they apply scientific findings.
Psychologists are frequently innovators, evolving new approaches from established knowledge to meet changing needs of people and societies. They develop theories and test them through their research. As this research yields new information, these findings become part of the body of knowledge that practitioners call on in their work with clients and patients. Psychology is a tremendously varied field.
Psychologists conduct both basic and applied research, serve as consultants to communities and organizations, diagnose and treat people, and teach future psychologists and other types of students. They test intelligence and personality. They assess behavioral and mental function and well-being, stepping in to help where appropriate. They study how human beings relate to each other and also to machines, and they work to improve these relationships. With America undergoing large changes in its population makeup, psychologists bring important knowledge and skills to understanding diverse cultures."
Dr. John Edwards, Director of Pyscological Sciences, OSU
Some careers may require further education:
|Account Executive||Crisis Intervention Counselor||Personnel Assistant|
|Activity Leader||Customer Service Representative||Personnel Interviewer|
|Admissions Evaluator||Customs/Immigration Officer||Personnel Manager|
|Advertising Assistant||Employee Assistance Director||Physical Therapist|
|Art Therapist||Employment Agency Counselor||Probation Officer|
|Assistant Account Executive||Financial Advisor||Professional Employment Recruiter|
|Career Planning Professor||Financial Aid Director||Program Developer|
|Case Worker||Food & Beverage Assistant Manager||Psychiatrist|
|Child Psychologist||Health Club Manager||Psychologist|
|College Student Affairs||Health Educator||Public Opinion Surveyor|
|Community & Social Service||Hospice Coordinator||Public Relations Assistant|
|Community Relations Director||Hotel Even Management||Recreation Specialist|
|Communtiy Relation Representative||Human Resources||Researcher|
|Copywriter||Human Resources Administrator||Sales Representative|
|Corporate Merchandising||International Student Advisor||Social Service Professional Staff|
|Correctional Caseworker||Job Developer||Sociologist|
|Corrections Officer||Junior Market Analyst||Statistician Assistant|
|Cottage Parent||Labor Relations Specialist||Teacher|
|Counselor: Alcohol/Drug||Market Research Analyst||Technical Writer|
|Counselor: Career||Marketing/Sales Manager||Technical Communicator|
|Counselor: Guidance||Media Buyer||Television/Media Researcher|
|Counselor: School||Mental Health Coordinator||Training & Development Professional|
|Counselor: Vocational||Music Therapist||Wage/Benefits Analyst|
|Creative Director||Occupational Therapist||Youth Corrections Officer|
|Ability to Resolve/Mediate Conflicts||Good Listener|
|Able to Observe, Analyze, & Interpret Information||Insight to Deal Effectively with People|
|Able to Promote Healthy Relationships||Interpersonal Communication (Oral & Written)|
|Concern for & Sensitivity to Others||Interviewing Techniques|
|Critical & Inferential Thinking||Knowledge of Human Development & Behavior|
|Decision Making||Problem Solving|
|Engage in Ethical Practice||Understanding of Group Dynamics|
Psychology Career Center - established to help aspiring psychologists, psychology students and job seekers make better, more informed career choices by providing them with relevant, reliable and up-to-date career development, job search and employment information.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.
- Average Pay - Psychologists
- Average Pay - Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists
- Average Pay - High School Teachers
- Average Pay - Social Workers
- Average Pay - Human Resources Managers
- Average Pay - Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
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What Can I do with a Major in Psychology? - CareerThoughts.com has a similar page to this one, which includes career options, expected salary, and job outlook information.
PsychologyDegree.net - offers a lot of useful information and guides on post-graduation plans, different psychology degree programs, and additional career resources.