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.

-Salary data from Glassdoor

Psychology Career Categories and Roles

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

  • Animal Trainer - $35,859

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

  • Public Relations Specialist - $52,039
  • Real Estate Broker - $80,882*
  • Training and Development Specialist - $60,259
  • Human Resources Specialist - $57,404
  • Compensation/Benefits and Job Analysis Specialist - $56,171
  • Market Research Analyst - $60,280
  • Management Analyst - $81,541*

*Indicates possible need for certifications or credentials in addition to a Bachelor's Degree

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

  • Admissions Representative - $46,404
  • Education Administrators, Preschool Center - $38,808

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

  • FBI Special Agent - $144,552*
  • Military Research Analyst - $66,846
  • Lobbyist - $82,004

*Indicates possible need for certifications or credentials in addition to a Bachelor's Degree

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

  • Child Care Worker - $28,993
  • Therapeutic Support Staff - $34,288
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist - $45,257*
  • Social/Human Service Assistant - $39,597
  • Substance Abuse Counselor - $51,289
  • Family Services Counselor - $36,172
  • Health Educator/Community Health Worker - $44,320*
  • Social/Community Service Manager - $62,049

*Indicates possible need for certifications or credentials in addition to a Bachelor's Degree

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

  • Correctional Officer/Bailiff - $42,103
  • Probation Officer - $45,380
  • Arbitrator/Mediator - $70,148
  • Police Officer/Detective - $80,885

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

  • Advertising Sales Agent - $57,812*
  • Technical Writer - $68,555

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

  • Data Entry Keyer - $32,419
  • Social Science Research Assistant - $64,563
  • Survey Research - $58,343
  • Test Developer - $55,509

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

  • Quality Assurance Specialist - $55,269
  • Database Administrator - $83,700
  • User Experience Designer - $77,054