Career Outlook

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

A psychology degree has broad applications and can open the door to a variety of rewarding career options.

This versatile degree builds critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills, and prepares students for entry-level psychology jobs or to pursue graduate study or attend a professional school in the following areas:

  • clinical psychology
  • school psychology
  • industrial organizational psychology
  • general/experimental psychology
  • counseling
  • law
  • medicine

If graduate/professional school isn’t on your radar, there are a number of jobs that may be a perfect fit.  Surveys of EKU psychology graduates show that they are employed in a variety of fields, including:

Social services

  • psychiatric assistants
  • youth counselors
  • health educators
  • group home counselors
  • child care providers

Public service

  • campaign managers
  • newspaper reporters
  • community recreation mangers

Government

  • probation and parole officers
  • parks and recreation specialists
  • community relations managers
  • urban planners
  • customs inspectors

Education

  • admissions counselors
  • career advisors
  • financial aid counselors
  • research assistants
  • student affairs specialists

Business

  • human resource specialists
  • marketing professionals
  • hotel managers
  • quality control officers
  • technical writers

Master’s Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Our program prepares high-quality professionals with a strong academic foundation—including theories, methods, and research findings of basic and applied psychology—and the skills to effectively apply this knowledge in private and public sector organizations.

Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of areas, including: human resource management, consulting, data analysis, employee recruitment and selection, testing and development, training and development, performance appraisal and development, organizational development, change management, job design and evaluation, compensation and benefits, among others.

Alumni of our program are employed at organizations such as:

  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College
  •  Brown-Forman
  • Catholic Health Initiatives
  • CEB, Eastern Kentucky University
  • KellyOCG
  • KentuckyOne Health
  • Mansfield Oil Company
  • Mercer
  • Olympic Steel
  • Select International
  • Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing
  • University of Kansas
  • U.S. Department of State

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