What can I do with a major in Psychology?
UGA Specific Information for Psychology
Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior. Those in the field of psychology seek to understand what constitutes normal and abnormal behavior and attain information on individual differences in mental processes, emotions, perceptions, development, thoughts, and motives. Students studying psychology also learn about the experimental methods necessary to acquire this knowledge. There are a substantial number of sub-categories within the discipline of psychology. These include, but are not limited to: applied psychology, biopsychology, clinical psychology, cognitive-experimental psychology, life-span developmental psychology, organizational psychology and social psychology. Opportunities for graduates include careers in industry, government, and organizational settings; mental health settings; and college/university teaching and research.
Employers Hiring UGA Psychology for the Class of 2016*
ABC News | ActionLink | Adfinitely | Altria Group, Inc | AMENDIA | AmeriCorps VISTA | Anisa International, Inc. | Army Reserve Officer Training Corps | AT&T | athenahealth, Inc. | Athens Neurological Associates | Athens-Clarke County Police Department | Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases, PC | Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty | Attorney at Law | Augusta University | Axiom Staffing Group | Axis Group | Babcock Dermatology | Barrow County Division of Family and Children’s Services | Behavior TLC, Inc. | Best Buy | Boys & Girls Clubs of America | Braydon Anderson Photography | BREC’s Independence Park Theatre | Broadcast Music, Inc. | Brooksource | Brown University | CareerBuilder.com | Carter’s | OshKosh B’gosh | Carvana | Cellar Door Group | Change Healthcare | Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta | City Year | Clarke County School District | Cobb Senior Services | Cru | Deloitte | Dick’s Sporting Goods | Domestic Violence Shelter | Duke University | Eagle Ranch Children’s Home | East Athens Physical Therapy | Elmer Pete Young | Emory Healthcare | Emory Johns Creek Hospital | Emory University | Enterprise Holdings, Inc. | Entourage Clothing & Gifts | Experis | Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - Dr. Shauna Gammage | FEM Transcription Services, Inc. | Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Attorneys at Law | Fresh Choice Delivery, LLC | Funopolis Family Fun Center | Georgia Department of Community Supervision | Georgia Elite Gymnastics | Georgia Multiple Listing Service | Goodwill Industries International | Greenberg Traurig, LLP | Guiding Eyes for the Blind | Hall Booth Smith, PC | HF Bar Ranch | Hilton Garden Inn | Hollister Co. | Houston County Schools | Infinite Possibilities Counseling Service | Insight Global | Integrated Behavioral Solutions | Iron Factory | Jackson & Coker | Jason’s Deli | Jewish National Fund | JYC International, Inc. | Kauffman Tire | Kennesaw State University | Level 3 Communications | Level Showroom | Lifespan Montessori of Athens | LincLab | Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes | Magnolias of Athens | ManpowerGroup | MarketSource Inc. | Matlen Silver | McKesson Corporation | Memorial Health Hospital | Memphis Rise Academy | Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt | Merck & Co., Inc. | Mercy Health Center | MetroDerm | Morningside of Athens | Moxie | MSLGROUP | N3 | Naval Station Mayport | Nevo Agency | Northeast Georgia Health System & Medical Center
Job Titles of UGA Psychology Majors for the Class of 2016*
2nd Lieutenant | Accelerated Development Program | Account Associate | Account Executive | Account Manager | Account Services Representative | Addiction Counselor | Administrative and PR Assistant | Administrative Assistant | AmeriCorps City Year Member | AmeriCorps Vista Member | Analyst | Assistant | Assistant Counselor | Assistant Manager | Assistant Teacher | Athletic Association Student Athlete Tutor | Auditor | Auxiliary Services Graphic Designer | Bartender | Beauty Advisor | Behavior Specialist | Behavior Technician | Behavior Therapist | Birthday Parties & Redemption Center Manager | Brand Ambassador | BSLDP Account Executive | Business Development Representative | Cadet | Camp Counselor | Case Assistant | Case Manager | Cashier | Certified Medical Assistant | Clinic Manager | Clinician | Community Supervision Officer/Probation Officer | Construction Development Consultant | Customer Advocate | Customer Success Manager | Digital Marketing Specialist | Driver | Education Program Specialist | Emergency Department Technician | English Teacher | Executive Assistant | Facilities & Security Coordinator | File Clerk | Financial Analyst | Flight Attendant | Food Server/Waiter | Front Desk Receptionist | General Manager | Global Business Services Training Development Supervisor | Guest Service Representative | Gymnastics Coach | Human Resources Admin | Human Resources Assistant | Human Resources Assistant II | Human Resources Coordinator | Human Resources Specialist | Impact Associate | Implementation Specialist | Independent Contractor | InstructorQQs Assistant | IT Professional | IT Recruiter | IT Talent Associate | Junior Editor | Junior Pricing Analyst | Laboratory Assistant | Laboratory Helper | Leasing Consultant | Leasing Specialist | Legal Advocate | Legal Assistant | Legal Secretary | Libraries-General Operations Clerk I | Major Account Executive | Manager | Manufacturing Trainee | Marketing Associate | Medical Assistant | Medical Scribe | Medical Scribe Assistant | Medication Technician | Microsoft Representative | MRI Assistant | Music Teacher | Office Coordinator | Operating Room Assistant | Operations Coordinator | Patient Care Specialist | Patient Care Tech | Patient Services Coordinator | Payroll Specialist | Personal Loan Assistant | Photographer & Videographer | Physical Therapy Technician | Police Officer
Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Psychology Majors for the Class of 2016*
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College | Athens Technical College | Augusta University | Brenau University | Brunel University London | Chamberlain College of Nursing-Georgia | Clayton State University | Clemson University | Eastern Kentucky University | Emerson College | Emory University | Georgia Gwinnett College | Georgia Military College | Georgia Southern University | Georgia State University | Georgia State University-Perimeter College | Goldsmiths | Gordon State College | Gwinnett Technical College | Kennesaw State University | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit | Mercer University | Middle Tennessee State University | Morehouse School of Medicine | New York University | Oglethorpe University | Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine | Queens University of Charlotte | Richmont University | St. Petersburg College | The Albert Einstein College of Medicine | The Johns Hopkins University | The University of Alabama | The University of Alabama at Birmingham | The University of Arizona | The University of Cincinnati | The University of Connecticut | The University of Florida | The University of Georgia | The University of Miami | The University of Missourri | The University of North Carolina at Greensboro | The University of North Georgia | The University of Oklahoma | The University of South Carolina | The University of South Florida | The University of Tennessee | The University of the District of Columbia | The University of West Georgia | University of London | Valdosta State University | Virginia Commonwealth University | Western University of Health Sciences
UGA Psychology Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*
** Includes Self-Employed
Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
Find professionals on LinkedIn who have graduated from UGA with their psychology degree. See what they are currently doing and how they got there! To find UGA alumni, join the University of Georgia Alumni Association Group on LinkedIn.
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Additional Career Research Resources
- All Psychology Careers and Fields
- American Art Therapy Association
- American Assoc. for Marriage and Family Therapy
- American Board of Forensic Psychologists
- American Counseling Association
- American Music Therapy Association
- American Psychological Association
- Careers in Psychology (org)
- Careers in Psychology (com)
- Explore Health Careers
- Human Services Career Network
- Mental Health America
- National Association of School Psychologists
- National Association of Social Workers
- National Board for Certified Counselors
- Psychology.org Comprehensive Careers Guide
- Psychology Today, Careers in Psychology
- http://www.apa.org/about/division/div12.aspxSociety of Clinical Psychology
- Society for Human Resource Management
- Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Professional Counseling: National Board of Certified Counselors
- School Counseling: National Board of Certified Counselors
- Social Work: Association of Social Work Boards
- Marriage & Family Therapy: Association of Marital & Family Therapy
- Occupational Therapy: National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
- Music Therapy: Certification Board for Music Therapists
- Psychology Licensure