Jobs & Careers
Finding a Job with a B.A. in Psychology
Psychology majors are very marketable. The most valuable, rare, and sophisticated skills are the least tangible: many people can type, few people know how to run a major organization. Psychology majors are not trained to do one particular thing, instead they obtain a wide variety of more subtle skills--the kind that are valuable in many different work settings. These skills include the following:
- critical thinking
- understanding numerical information
- research skills
- communicating information
- working well with other people
Develop these skills in your classes and other activities and market these skills when looking for jobs! The best way to find a job is to actively search. Here are some ways to get started:
- Go to Career Services. They are helpful for general issues related to job searches, and sponsor on-campus career fairs.
- Go to the Career Development & Resource Clinic in the Department of Psychology. They can assist you in defining your interests and skills.
- Meet with the Undergraduate Psychology Advisors to discuss options and planning.
- Read books such as What Color is Your Parachute and Finding a Job with a Psychology Bachelor's Degree.
- Think about what you want to do, and call agencies and businesses where you'd like to work to see what they have available.
- Search on the Internet.