Career Options

Psychology Careers and Graduate Studies

  • Allied health professions
  • Human resources
  • Social services
  • Mental health service delivery
  • Research/program evaluation
  • Administration
  • Public relations
  • Graduate programs in areas such as:
    • Counseling/clinical psychology
    • School psychology
    • Cognitive psychology
    • Developmental psychology
    • Health psychology
    • Industrial/organizational psychology
    • Social psychology
    • Neuroscience
    • Social work
    • Education
    • Law
    • Management

Starting Salary1

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

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 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.


  1. 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
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