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Psychology Department Career Options

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Graduates of the Psychology Department at Eastern are employed various areas of psychology, including art/movement/music therapy, counseling/clinical psychology, child & Adolescent/social/educational psychology, occupational therapy, psychometrics, school psychology and guidance counseling, and marriage and family therapy.

INDUSTRIES AND PROFESSIONS FOR PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS

Psychology majors can be found working in the following industries and professions directly related to psychology. Given that psychology majors learn about how people act, feel, and think, they are often successful at any occupation that involves relating with others, leading, and decision making from multiple perspectives. For this reason, psychology majors also tend to be in fields that do not directly relate to psychology. Below is a list of areas within the field of psychology that you can work in with an undergraduate degree in psychology.

  • Admissions Counselor
  • Behavioral Specialist
  • Caseworker
  • Child Care Worker
  • Clinical Support staff at a hospital
  • Community Organizer
  • Court Advocate
  • Family Service Worker
  • Foster Care Caseworker
  • Group Home Caretaker
  • Human Resources Worker
  • Mental Heath Technician
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Residence Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Student Activities Officer
  • Student Housing Officer
  • Therapeutic support staff at a school

Below is a list of some professions that can be achieved through further graduate study in Psychology and Counseling. There are many more as well!

  • Art Therapist
  • Career Counseling
  • College Counselor
  • Dance/Movement Therapist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Health Psychologist
  • In-Home Counselor
  • Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Pediatric Psychologist
  • Professor
  • Psychologist (Clinical/ Counseling)
  • Psychotherapist

WHERE PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS WORK AFTER EASTERN

Eastern alumni are employed at some of the following companies and organizations:

  • University of Penn Grad School, Professor
  • First Presbyterian Church, Interim Pastor
  • Salvation Army, Assistant Director
  • Family Behavioral Resources, Autism Director
  • Penn State Geisinger Health, Behavioral Specialist
  • Monte Nido Treatment Centers, Mental Health Technician
  • Covenant House (PA), Case Manager
  • New Life Youth & Family Services, Clinical Counselor
  • Morris County AfterCare, Clinical Director, Private Therapist
  • St Augustines College, College Professor of Psychology
  • Keystone Autism Services, Counselor
  • Valley Youth, Counselor
  • Women Against Abuse, Court Advocate
  • Upper Darby Police Department, Crime Scene Investigator
  • Allegheny University Hospital, Crisis Worker
  • Leap Academy, Director of Special Services
  • Children’s Choice, Foster Care Social Worker
  • Bancroft Neuro House, Group-home Caretaker
  • University of Rochester Medical Center, Inpatient Psychiatric Social Worker
  • John Randolph Hospital, Part Time Psychologist
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology, Professor of Psychology
  • Chesterfield CSB, Psychologist
  • Ken Crest, Support Specialist
  • Community Skills Program, Therapy for Brain Injury
  • Children’s Choice, Foster Care Caseworker
  • and many more!

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