Psychology & Social Work
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Psychology

If you're fascinated by the human mind and want to spend your career researching, understanding, and treating people struggling with mental health maladies, a degree in Psychology may be a great fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Psychology students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), master's degree (6-7 years), or doctorate degree (8+ years). In this field, a doctorate degree is required before you can practice professionally as a Psychologist. State licensure is also required.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math and science coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Psychology Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Psychology include:

  • Psychologist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Therapist
  • Psychology Professor, Post-Secondary
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Psychologists was $80,370 in 2019 (1) while Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists earned a mean salary of $87,450 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.