Career Outlook

Career Opportunities

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