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Careers in Psychology

Careers in psychology are diverse and varied, with many different specialty areas to choose from. Check out the links below to learn more about which careers are best suited to your personality and check out career profiles of different jobs in psychology. You can also learn more about wages, working conditions, career paths and career options at different degree levels.
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Psychology Career Quiz
Picking a career is never easy, especially when there are so many options to choose from. Take this 10-question quiz to learn more about the psychology careers that are best matched to your interests and personality.

Top 10 Psychology Career Trends
So you've decided to major in psychology, but what exactly do you plan to do after you graduate? Due to the economic downturn, competition for many jobs has increased dramatically. In order to compete in today's market, it pays to carefully consider your career options and select a field that is in high demand.

10 Cool Psychology Jobs
Looking for a fun and interesting psychology career? Check out some of the coolest psychology jobs ranging from traffic psychology to art therapy.

What Is a Psychologist?
A psychologist is someone who studies the mind and behavior. While people often think of talk therapy when they hear the word psychologist, this...

How to Become a Psychologist
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a psychologist? This can be an exciting career choice with a wide variety of specialty areas and opportunities, but many students have questions about exactly what they need to do to become a psychologist. The following steps detail the process you will need to follow in order to become a psychologist.

6 Psychology Careers You Should Consider
If you've ever thought about a career in a psychology-related field, then you've probably realized that there are a LOT of different career options within psychology. Check out the following psychology career profiles to learn more about some of the most popular career options.

The Nature of Psychology Work
Psychology is a diverse field with numerous career options. Learn more about what psychologists do and the nature of psychology work.

Specialty Areas in Psychology
There are numerous specialty areas in psychology, including clinical, counseling, forensic and organizational psychology. Learn more about some of the largest specialty areas and how they are expected to grow in the coming years.

Working Conditions of Psychologists
The working conditions of psychologists vary widely depending on the subfield of psychology in which they are employed. Learn more about the working conditions in different areas of psychology.

Employment of Psychologists
Employment in psychology ranges greatly across the different specialty areas in psychology. While nearly 4 out of 10 psychologists are self-employed, a large number also work in school, government, and other private settings. Learn more about the employment of psychologists.

Training for Psychologists
The required preparation for a career in psychology depends largely on which specialty area you are interested in. There are a number of career options available for those with doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees in psychology.

Accreditation and Licensing Requirements for Psychologists
Certain specialty areas in psychology require special licensing or certification. Other careers require a graduate degree from an accredited university. Learn more about accreditation and licensing requirements for psychologists.

Earnings and Salaries for Psychologists
Yearly earnings and salaries for psychologists depend on factors such as educational level and area of expertise. Learn more about earnings for psychologists based on data collected by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Job Outlook for Psychologists
According to the U.S. Deptarment of Labor, employment for psychologists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2012. Find more information on which specialty areas are expected to grow the fastest.

Psychology Career Questions
What type of jobs are open to psychology majors? There are numerous careers options in psychology. Diverse choices include therapy, human factors and research. Learn more in this overview of the typical wages, working conditions and job outlooks for careers in psychology.

Psychology As a Career - Share Your Psychology Career Goals
Are you planning for a future career in psychology? What career are you planning to enter? Share your dream psychology job and learn more about the career aspirations of our other readers.

Psychology Careers That Involve Working With Children
Would a job working with kids be perfect for you? Then check out our list of great psychology careers that involve working with children.

Five of the Lowest Paying Psychology Careers
Psychology salaries can vary dramatically depending on specialty area. Learn more about a few of the lowest paying jobs in psychology.

Highest Paying Psychology Careers
Careers in psychology can vary considerably in pay. Explore some of the highest paying psychology careers and learn more about average salaries and educational requirements for these jobs.

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