Psychology Careers - Your Guide to Psychology Career and Education

Psychology Careers

Whether they were studying human motivation or the meaning of dreams, psychologists such as Abraham Maslow and Sigmund Freud found the inner world of human beings so intriguing that they spent their lives involved in research and theory. Like their predecessors, modern psychologists are also interested in finding out what drives humans to do the things to do, but they can specialize in areas that vary from clinical to school psychology or even sports to forensic psychology.

Degree Programs

Undergraduate level courses may be helpful to seeking admittance to a graduate level psychology program. Typically, students looking at careers in psychology pursue graduate education at one of the following levels:

Licensure Information

In most states, psychologists who practice independently need to seek licensure. These regulations typically require a doctoral degree, a completed internship and some experience working under the supervision of a licensed professional.

Psychology Salary & Career Outlook

Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that those working in clinical, counseling, and school psychology earned a mean annual salary of $87,450 in 2019, while those employed as industrial-organizational psychologists earned mean annual wages of $111,150. (Salary numbers are nationwide figures; actual wages may vary depending on location. Source:

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