Career Options

Psychology Careers and Graduate Studies

  • Allied health professions
  • Human resources
  • Mental health service delivery
  • Research/program evaluation
  • Graduate programs in areas such as:
    • Clinical psychology
    • Cognitive psychology
    • Developmental psychology
    • Health psychology
    • Industrial/organizational psychology
    • Neuroscience
    • Social psychology
    • Child life specialist
    • Research psychology and data analytics

Starting Salary*

The typical starting salary of a psychology major is $33,407. The typical salary after 10-19 years is $60,317.

*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit

Job Titles of People with Psychology Degrees

  • Consumer Psychologist, ARBOR Market Research
  • Behavior Analyst, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
  • Director of the Anxiety Research/Treatment Program, Mayo Clinic
  • Workers Compensation and Risk Management Specialist, RiteAid
  • Managing Editor, Journal of Humanistic Psychology
  • Principal Scientist, Crew Research and Space Human Factors Branch, NASA-Ames Research Center
  • Director, Pittsburgh Mind Body Center
  • MRC Research Professor in Behavioral Genetics, Institute of Psychiatry, London
  • Case Manager, Lakeland Mental Health Center
  • Fair Trade Projects Coordinator, Lutheran World Relief
Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.