Careers you can do with a Psychology degree

When you work hard on your Psychology degree, you want to know what jobs are out there for you when you graduate.

So, what type of jobs can a Psychology student consider applying for when they graduate?

Psychologist or counsellor

As society gains a better understanding of mental health, the need for psychologists increases, both in private practice and within the NHS. But this doesn’t mean those aspiring to work in the field are restricted to these fields.

More and more, companies are turning to in-house psychologists to help with their human resource departments. The focus on employee wellbeing is greater than ever, and businesses want to ensure they are doing their upmost to keep their workers healthy. Similarly, the use of sports psychologists has also increased as professional teams see the benefits of having players who are not only physically up for the challenge but are mentally ready as well.

Health psychologist

Outside of the NHS, health psychologists help with many health initiatives within the private sector. For example, health psychologists consult within programmes designed to help people stop smoking, improve their diet, or change their day-to-day behaviour. This goes to show those graduating from our Psychology undergraduate degree have a wealth of options open to them once they graduate, outside of traditional NHS roles.

Educational Psychologist

Our MSc Psychology conversion course can be a great way for teachers, or anyone with experience working with children, to transition into educational psychologist roles.

By tapping into their wealth of experience, as well as their psychological training, educational psychologists help students with learning difficulties, intellectual disabilities, and social and emotional issues to find success at school. It can be a very rewarding profession, helping students both inside and outside of the classroom.

Forensic psychologist

Forensic psychologists tend to work within the criminal justice system, either working with victims or offenders. Their work can include developing and evaluating interventions, conducting risk assessments, supporting the mental health needs of those impacted by crime, counselling offenders to help in their rehabilitation, providing expert witness testimony at court, consulting/training staff, and conducting applied research.

Behaviour analyst

Behaviour analysts make plans to improve or change human behaviour. They might work in hospitals, schools, correctional facilities or government departments. There are a variety of patients or clients that a behaviour analyst might see, including brain injury patients, psychiatry patients, children and veterans.

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