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Careers

Psychology is a broad field with applications that can suit almost any temperament of intellectual inclination. As a profession, it can be divided between the categories of basic research, applied research, and practitioners. Many psychologists work with individuals in therapeutic settings, but there are other branches of psychology that apply the tools and knowledge of the field to business and industrial settings. These psychologists help businesses best select and train employees, help employees overcome mental health problems, and plan workspaces and work processes.

Depending on whether or not a student pursues post-graduate education, career opportunities for students majoring in Psychology currently include jobs in areas such as:

  • Social services.
  • School and private counseling.
  • Clinical work.
  • Basic and applied research.
  • Private corporations.

For more information about these careers, as well as the current employment outlook, visit the U.S. Department of Labor and Oregon Employment Department websites.