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Psychology Career Profiles

Careers in Psychology (in PDF) - Introduction to the field, various subfields, job outlook, working conditions, educational resources and more from the American Psychological Association.

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Helpful Career Guide Books

Kuther, T. L., & Morgan, R. D. (2010). Careers in psychology: Opportunities in a changing world (3rd ed.). New York: Wadsworth Publishing. (at Amazon)

Sternberg, R. J. (2007). Career paths in psychology: Where your degree can take you (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. (at Harper Library) - (at Amazon)

Wegenek, A. R., & Buskist, W. (2010). The insider's guide to the psychology major: Everything you need to know about the degree and profession. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, c2010. ISBN: 978-1-4338-0815-9. - (at Amazon)

Silvia, P. J., Delaney, P. F., Marcovitch, S. (2009). What psychology majors could(and should) be doing: An informal guide to research experience and professional skills. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. (at Amazon)

Landrum, R. E. (2009). Finding jobs with a psychology Bachelor's degree: Expert advice for launching your career. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. (at Amazon)

American Psychological Association (2007). >Getting in: A step-by-step plan for gaining admission to graduate school in psychology (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C.: Author. (at Amazon)

Psychology Career Profiles

Learn more about career paths for psychology students. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more.

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Last Updated: 4/25/24