Majoring or minoring in psychology provides an excellent foundation for many career paths. Students may not recognize how many skills they have acquired, along with their knowledge of psychology content, nor the range of job situations in which their skills and knowledge can be applied. The psychology department at York University in England has prepared a list of psychology students’ skills; among these are numerical and computer literacy, communication skills, skills related to working effectively in a group, critical thinking and research skills, and interpersonal awareness. Taking a look at this list may be useful before you apply for a job or as you prepare for an interview. In addition to your other skills, you will now be well-equipped to explain to potential employers what you will bring to their organization.
Jobs available to recent graduates are often at the entry level, with opportunities for advancement. They include jobs in social services, human resources, advertising and market research, public relations, health care, education, research, and many other fields. Other psychology students choose career paths requiring graduate degrees.