Find schools that offer Psychology programs and other Psychology & Social Work degrees and certifications.
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.
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:
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Psychologists was $81,040 in 2021 1 while School Psychologists earned a mean salary of $82,770 in 2021. 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.
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