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Careers in Psychology

Studying psychology at FHSU at the undergraduate or graduate level is a wise career move-U.S. News and World Report recently identified Psychology as an in-demand career field. The need for trained professionals trained in the field of psychology is expected to grow 15 percent from 2006 to 2016 due to the increased demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, social service agencies, mental health centers, substance abuse treatment clinics, consulting firms and private companies.

Many FHSU psychology graduates have gone on to pursue graduate school, while others have become school psychologists, counselors and more. Some don't pursue a career directly related to the practice of psychology upon graduation, but instead take their insights about human behavior, research skills and communication skills to enter a wide variety of careers in business, education or government fields.

Careers in the field of psychology include:

Animal-Assisted Therapist
Engineering psychologist
Mental health center
Research assistant
Social science analyst
Urban planning officer
Community relations officer
Genetics counselor
Psychiatric Assistant
School psychologist
Sports psychologist
Vocational Rehabilitation

Fort Hays University Career Resources

Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center
Career Services Online Job Resources
Contact the Department of Psychology to speak with a faculty advisor.

Psychology Career Exploration Resources

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Psychology Career Outlook
Careers in Psychology: American Psychological Association
Psychology Career Center

Professional Organizations and Career Information

"Who Do I Want to Become?"
Article from the American Psychological Association Web site exploring different job opportunities and graduate level education options

Career Profile - School Psychology
Career Description of School Psychology from

Career Profile - Clinical Psychology
Career Description of Clinical Psychology from

National Association of School Psychologists
The official Web site and organization for School Psychologists

American Psychological Association
A Web site and organization for Psychologists

Career Services at FHSU Employment Links
A compilation of links at the Career Services Web site

What Can I Do With a Career in Psychology?
A listing of possible career options courtesy of the FHSU Academic Advising and Career Exploration office

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