Psychology


What is Psychology?

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Information Network (O*NET), psychology is a broad subject and can lead toward various career areas such as clinical psychology, psychological research, biopsychology, sports psychology, communications and business. Career fields may include counseling and rehabilitation, human services, administration, community and public relations, advertising and market research, education and legislative affairs, among others.

Psychologists in health service fields provide mental health care in hospitals, clinics, schools or private settings. Psychologists employed in applied settings-such as business, industry, government or nonprofit organizations-provide training, conduct research, design organizational systems and act as advocates for psychology.

Those with a degree in psychology usually specialize in one of a number of different areas: clinical psychology, counseling, school psychology, developmental psychology, research psychology or industrial-organizational psychology. However, there is no limitation to what path a psychology degree can lead toward. The following list is meant to give students and graduates ideas as to what career paths may be available. However, job titles are not limited to the following.

U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Information Network (O*Net)

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Related Career Titles

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Psychology Teachers, Social and Human Service Assistants, Health and Safety Engineers, Social Scientists/Researchers, Rehabilitation Counselors, Human Resources Specialists, Recreational Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Substance Abuse Counselors, Teacher Assistants, Paraprofessionals, Psychiatric Aids, Counselors

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Job Search Engines


American Psychological Association's career center allows you to search for jobs, post résumés and find articles and research tools to help you with your career search for free.

GoJobs is an online job board and Recruitment Advertising Gateway service, with more than 500 clients, representing more than 1,000 employers and recruiters in the United States and Canada.

Psychology Jobs provides information on job openings in schools, clinics, hospitals and private practices. Whether you are pursuing a career in clinical psychology, industrial psychology, sports psychology or research, you will find jobs in psychology here.

Social Service is a job search engine for social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, mental health, case management, employee assistance, volunteer management, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence, community development, youth development, child welfare, developmental disabilities and all other areas of social services.

TweetMyJobs is a revolutionary new job search and recruitment tool. As the leader in social recruiting, they’ll match you with relevant job openings or candidates and help you find jobs or employees faster than traditional methods.

World Newspapers - Magazines was started in 2002 as a provider of what is going on around the world; all in one place. World-Newspapers.com provides links to thousands of news sources covering every world's country and many of subjects that could be of relevance to the job searcher.


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Research Resources

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All Psychology Careers was created as an effort to encourage more people to consider becoming educated in psychology. Learn about career possibilities as a psychologist, counselor, social worker, and more. Find out how a career in psychology can utilize your unique skills to make a positive change.

Degree Story allows anyone with school or job experience to share things they've learned, observations they've made, or anything else they'd like to say about the degree they chose. For anyone researching degree options, they can easily look up different degrees and read stories from real people with those degrees about their school and job experiences.

Encyclopedia of Psychology is intended to provide original information generated by respected researchers and practitioners in various fields of psychology and is a hierarchical database of links to websites providing information about scientific psychology.

Federal Jobs by College Major - USAJobs has created a list to help you choose the right career field, we have prepared the following table that groups Federal jobs that are often filled by college graduates with appropriate academic majors.

Make Use Of is a booming daily blog that features cool websites, computer tips and downloads that make you more productive. The aim of Make Use Of is to guide you through the Web and tell you about hot websites that you have never heard of, including helpful psychology websites to help educate you regarding your career.

Psychology Degree Guide provides an online directory of psychology schools, degrees and career resources.

Social Psychology Network is the right place if you want tips on how to get into graduate school, need advice on how to prepare for the Graduate Record Exam, develop a résumé or get good letters of recommendation.

TweetMyJobs is a revolutionary new job search and recruitment tool. As the leader in social recruiting, they’ll match you with relevant job openings or candidates and help you find jobs or employees faster than traditional methods.

World Newspapers - Magazines was started in 2002 as a provider of what is going on around the world; all in one place. World-Newspapers.com provides links to thousands of news sources covering every world's country and many of subjects that could be of relevance to the job searcher.

211ct.org is powered by the United Way.  211ct.org, you will reach a highly-trained call specialist who will assess your needs and provide referrals to the resources in your community. Everyday, call specialists help callers find assistance for complex issues such as financial problems, substance abuse and suicide prevention and for simpler issues such as finding volunteer opportunities and donation options. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day every day of the year.

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Salary Information

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About.com offers a variety of career planning and financial news regarding an occupation in psychology.

All Psychology Careers was created as an effort to encourage more people to consider becoming educated in psychology. Learn about career possibilities as a psychologist, counselor, social worker, and more. Find out how a career in psychology can utilize your unique skills so you can make a positive change in someone's life.

Online College Guru offers detailed information about all types of careers in the psychology field. If you scroll down and click on any type of psychology career you are interested in, a world of information is at your fingertips.

Psychology Major is dedicated to giving you the best advice on learning about and majoring in psychology as well as pursuing it as a career later.


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National/State Associations

Associations

American Psychological Association is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 154,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.

Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.

American Counseling Association is a nonprofit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings.

The Academy of Behavioral Profiling is a professional association of practitioners and students dedicated to the application of evidence-based criminal profiling techniques within investigative and legal venues.

Academy of Medical Psychology is a membership organization for those who are interested or trained in medical psychology. AMP provides a number of membership services, including continuing education, mentoring and recruitment of those wanting to become involved in medical psychology. AMP also promotes research on the practice of medical psychology.

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