Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviors.  The discipline embraces all aspects of the human experiences from the functions of the brain to the actions of nations, from child development to care for the aged.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Interpersonal communication Critical and inferential thinking Knowledge of human development
Insight to deal effectively with people Able to observe, analyze & interpret information Ability to resolve or mediate conflicts
Concern for and sensitive to others

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Entry Level

 

Activity Leader Hospice Coordinator Teacher
Admissions Evaluator  Human Reseources Technical Writer/Communicator
Community and Social Service Worker Public Opinion Surveyor Television/Media Research
Case Worker Recreation Specialist Paraprofessional
Community Relations Representative Health Club Assist. Manager Public Relations Specialist
Prof. Employment Recruiter Employment Agency Sales Agents, Managers/Supervisors
Program Developer Social Service Professional Secondary Teacher
Crisis Intervention Int'l Student Advisor Special Education Teacher
Counselor Job Developer Media Buyer
Customer Service Representative Mental Health Coordinator  Residential Worker
Behavirol Technician

 

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Additional Education/Experience

 

Art Therapist Counselor: Vocational Crisis Intervention Counselor
Counselor: Alcohol/Drug International Student Advisor Counselor: Career
Psychiatrist Counselor: Guidance Human Resources Administration
AIDS Counselor Personnel Manager Clinical Counselor
Physical Therapist Health Care Counselor Music Therapist
Marriage & Family Counselor Occupational Therapist Mental Health Counselor
Sociologist Rehabilitation Counselor Psychologist
Clinical Psychologist Health Educator Cognitive Psychologist
Career Planning Professor Development Psychologist Community Relations Director
Industrial/Organizational Psychologist Child Psychologist Engineering Psychologist
College Student Affairs Experimental Psychologist Creative Director
Neurophysiologist Counselor: School Neuropsychologist
Behavioral Analyst Social Worker Researcher
School Psychologist Psychometrist Diagnostician
Group Counselor Child Custody Evaluator Applied Behavior Science Specialist
Employee Benefits Manager Head of Human Resources Job Analysis Manager

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Adoption/Child Care Agencies Colleges, Education Institutions Community Shelters
Consulting Firms Day Care Centers Employee Assistance Program
Federal Government Agencies Department of Defense Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Personnel Management Social Security Administration Veterans Administration
Group Homes Hospitals & Clinics Insurance Companies
Market Research Departments Mental Health Organization Nursing Homes
Prisons & Correctional Institutions Private Practice Public Health Service
Public Relations Firms Public Schools Recreation Departments
Research Institutions Science Research Laboratories

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • Psi Chi
  • Chi Sigma Iota

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Accredited Internships and Doctoral Programs
  • Careers for Caring People & Other Sensitive Types
  • Careers for Good Samaritans and other Humanitarian Types
  • Careers for Kids at Heart with others - Who Adore Children
  • Careers in Counseling and Human Services
  • Careers in Psychology
  • Careers with Children and Youth: An Invitation to Explore Personal and Professional Potentials
  • Graduate Study in Psychology 2008
  • Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors
  • Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
  • Opportunities in Child Care Careers

 

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