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Careers in Psychology

Career Opportunities for Bachelor's in Psychology:

Students who have not yet decided to pursue graduate training may choose among several areas of concentration for careers in:

  • Administration
  • Business
  • Casework
  • Child Care
  • Community Services
  • Corrections
  • Financial Services
  • Gerontology
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Law Enforcement
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mental Health Services
  • Opinion Survey Researcher
  • Probation
  • Public Relations
  • Research
  • Sales
  • Sports
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Student Services
  • Technical Writing

Career Opportunities for Master's in Psychology

To become a clinical or counseling psychologist, a master's degree or doctoral degree is required. Psychologists are employed in:

  • Businesses
  • Corrections
  • Government Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial Settings
  • Private Practice
  • Public Mental Health Centers
  • Schools
  • Universities

Our students learn skills consistent with a quality liberal arts education: how to think critically, how to gather, organize, analyze, and interpret data, how to communicate complex information, and how to better understand human behavior. These skills are relevant to career fields including (but not limited to) education, law, criminal justice, healthcare, marketing,and nonprofit work.  A psychology degree is also relevant to a wide variety of graduate school options such as the various subfields of psychology, law, social work, health care, and business.

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Katrina Ostmeyer

“Upon entering grad school at Washburn, I thought I wanted to be a clinician; however, my time there allowed me the opportunity to engage in research and attend conferences for the first time. I found that this was really my passion and led to a change in my career path. It gave me a good introduction the broad field of psychology and the opportunity to find my niche in the field.” –Katrina Ostmeyer, Graduated in 2009, Associate Executive Director at Integrated Behavioral Technologies


GET IN TOUCH WITH Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology
Henderson Learning Resource Center, Room 211
Washburn University
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1564
psychology@washburn.edu

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