Careers in Psychology

Many employers respect a degree in psychology because it says the graduate has studied human behavior in ways that other degrees may not offer. The Shippensburg University Psychology Department provides its students with both a well-rounded education and the opportunity to explore specific areas of psychology in which they have special interest. Graduate education is a process of further refinement during which students become increasingly more proficient in and knowledgeable of an area of psychological specialization.

Psychology Career Categories and Roles

These are careers psychology students can find themselves in. Dollar amounts represent median salaries.

  • Animal Trainer - $26,610

These are careers psychology students can find themselves in. Dollar amounts represent median salaries.

  • Public Relations Specialist - $56,770
  • Real Estate Broker - $56,860
  • Training and Development Specialist - $58,210
  • Human Resources Specialist - $58,350
  • Compensation/Benefits and Job Analysis Specialist - $60,850
  • Market Research Analyst - $62,000
  • Management Analyst - $81,320

These are careers psychology students can find themselves in. Dollar amounts represent median salaries.

  • Admissions Representative - $41,250
  • Education Administrators, Preschool Center - $45,670

These are careers psychology students can find themselves in. Dollar amounts represent median salaries.

  • FBI Agent - $43,441
  • Military Research Analyst - $57,960
  • Lobbyist - $71,690

These are careers psychology students can find themselves in. Dollar amounts represent median salaries.

  • Child Care Worker - $20,320
  • Therapeutic Support Staff - $25,000-29,000
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist - $25,000-50,000
  • Social/Human Service Assistant - $30,830
  • Substance Abuse Counselor - $39,980
  • Family Services Counselor - $41,880
  • Health Educator/Community Health Worker - $43,840
  • Social/Community Service Manager - $63,530

These are careers psychology students can find themselves in. Dollar amounts represent median salaries.

  • Correctional Officer/Bailiff - $40,580
  • Probation Officer - $49,360
  • Arbitrator/Mediator - $58,020
  • Police Officer/Detective - $60,270

These are careers psychology students can find themselves in. Dollar amounts represent median salaries.

  • Advertising Sales Agent - $48,000
  • Technical Writer - $70,240

These are careers psychology students can find themselves in. Dollar amounts represent median salaries.

  • Data Entry Keyer - $29,000
  • Social Science Research Assistant - $42,480
  • Survey Research - $53,920
  • Test Developer - $60,843

These are careers psychology students can find themselves in. Dollar amounts represent median salaries.

  • Quality Assurance Specialist - $44,702
  • Database Administrator - $81,710
  • User Experience Designer - $87,883