What Can I Do With a Major In Psychology?
UGA Specific Information for Psychology
The major in psychology is designed to convey knowledge about the phenomena, laws, and theories of behavior and mental processes, as well as the experimental methods necessary to acquire that knowledge. Psychology is a field that studies processes areas as diverse as clinical behavior problems, child development, workplace violence, self-esteem, the effect of nutrition on vision, racial prejudice, memory, how people make decisions, anxiety disorders, cognition in primates, and the effect of different drugs on neurotransmitters in the brain. Opportunities for graduates include careers in industrial, government, and other organizational settings; mental health settings; college/university teaching and research; and other professional areas.
Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for Psychology*
** Includes Self-Employed
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- Careers in Psychology
- Diversity-Related Research
- Graduate School in Psychology
- Graduate School Recommendation Letters Guidelines
- Labs and Research Groups
- Undergraduate Internship
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities
- Association of School Psychologists
- Counseling Psychology Student Association
- Graduate Researchers in Educational Psychology
- Industrial-Organizational Psychology Student Association
- Pre-Counseling Club
- Psi Chi the National Honor Society in Psychology
- Psychology Educator Development Association
- Psychology Graduate Students Committee
- School Counselor Association at UGA
- Social and Personality Psychology at UGA
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Specific Job Boards and Internships
- Accredited Doctoral Programs
- Careers in Psychology
- Doctoral degrees in psychology: How are they different, or not so different?
- Interesting Careers in Psychological Science
- Psychology Licensure
- A Career That Makes a Difference
- Approved Programs
- Selecting a Graduate Program
- Who Are School Psychologists
- Workforce & Salary Information
The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
|Abt Associates||Research Assistant||Accenture||Technology Associate||Advantage Behavioral Health||Social Service Technician||All Health Physical Therapy||Medical Office Manager||Allgood Lounge||Bartender||Allstate Insurance||Software Developer||American Cancer Society||MSABC Outreach Specialist||American Junior Golf Association||Intern||AmeriCorps||Covenant House Georgia Education Specialist||Apex Systems||Contractor Relationship Coordinator||Applebee's Neighborhood Grill , Bar||Shift Manager||Aquity Solutions||Medical Scribe||Ashford Pain Solutions||Certified Medical Assistant||Athens Heart Center||Medical Assistant||Athens Orthopedic Clinic||Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapy Tech||Athens Retina Center||Medical Assistant, Ophthalmic Assistant||Atlanta Skin Cancer Specialists||Medical Technician||Attentive||Client Strategist||Augusta University||Medical Scribe - Medical Center||Behavioral Intervention Group||ABA Therapist||BenchMark Physical Therapy||Physical Therapy Technician||Berman Center||Intern||Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation||Biomedical Technician||BlackRock||Analyst||Brain Balance Centers||Sensory Motor and Cognitive Function Coach||Breeden Companies||Leasing Agent||Brian Kim, PC||Legal Assistant||Capgemini||Business Analyst||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)||Fellow||Children's Healthcare of Atlanta||Behavior Data Analyst, Feeding Technician||Choo Choo||Cashier||CirrusLabs||Business Systems Analyst||City Year||AmeriCorps Member||Compass Security Solutions||Account Manager||Convergint Technologies||Project Cost Administrator||Copytalk||Financial Transcriptionist - Business Services||CORL Technologies||Project Coordinator||Cortera, Inc.||Data Acquisition Specialist||Data Recognition Corporation||Intern||Delta Phi Epsilon International HQ||International Leadership Consultant||District Attorney Office||Receptionist||Eastbrook Community||Assistant Property Manager||Emory Healthcare||Medical Assistant, Not Specified, Research Interviewer - Veterans Program, Technical Application Specialist||EnSiteUSA||Crew Member||Epic||Networking Operations Technician, Technical Problem Solver||Fertility Clinic||Medical Assistant||Georgia Regional Hospital||Forensic Services Technician||Georgia Retina||Ophthalmic Technician||Great Oaks Legacy Charter School||AmeriCorps Member||Gwinnett County Public Schools||Paraprofessional||Hall & Collins Injury Law||Paralegal||Hill LLC||Legal Assistant||Hodges-Mace||Data Analyst II||IMG Live||Junior Project Manager||In Touch Ministries||Digital Asset Coordinator||James River Insurance||Associate Underwriter||John Lee OB/GYN||Medical Assistant||Johns Hopkins University||Research Assistant||Kesem National||Intake Coordinator||LeaseQuery||Lease Accounting Coordinator||Leibel Law||Legal Assistant||Levine Cancer Institute - Hematology||Medical Scribe||Lockman Dermatology||Medical Assistant||Middle Georgia State University||Recruiter||Morgan County Sheriff's Office||Clerk||Mori Amalfard||Administrative Assistant||Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta||Medical Assistant||Muscogee County School District||7th Grade Social Studies Teacher||Navicent Health||Medical Assistant||Obstetrics and Gynecology of Atlanta||Medical Assistant, Runner/Medical Assistant||Ochsner Urgent Care||Medical Assistant||OneSource Healthcare||Technician||Oracle||Business Development Consultant||OrthoAtlanta||Medical Assistant||OrthoGeorgia||Medical Assistant||Pain Management Office||Medical Assistant||Partners Healthcare||Administrative Assistant||Peace Corps||Peace Corps Member||Peachtree Immediate Care||Certified Medical Assistant||Perimeter Eye Care||Optometric Technician||Piedmont Atlanta Hospital||Medical Assistant||Proliant||Onboarding Account Manager||Publix||Grocery Replenishment Specialist||PwC||Risk Assurance Associate||Raleigh Eye Center||Medical Scribe||Reaching Milestones||Behavior Technician||Reformed University Fellowship||Ministry Intern||Republic Finance||Assistant Manager||River Steakhouse and Grill||Bartender||Ryan J. Swingle, Attorney at Law LLC||Administrative Legal Assistant||Savannah Vascular Institute||Medical Technician||Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport||Ramp Agent||Science Guyz||Manager||Scion Genomics||Genomic Assistant||ScribeAmerica||Medical Scribe, Scribe Medical Assistant||Smith Dental Care||Dental Assistant||Soliant Health||Account Executive||Switch||Volunteer Systems VISTA||Teach For America||Teach For America Corps Member||Teach One To Lead One||Professional-in-Training Intern||Thai Capital Management||Management Executive||The Leaders Lyceum||Research Associate and Data Analyst||The Lionheart School||Teacher||The Little Tart Bakeshop||Barista||The Navigators||EDGE Corps||The Sparrow's Nest||Administrative Assistant||The University of Alabama||Office Associate II||Therapyland||ABA Therapist||Trader Joe's||Store Manager||Tri-Pharma Inc.||Pharmaceutical Sales Consultant||TruckIT||Intern||Tutor Doctor||Tutor||Tyrone Family Medicine||Medical Assistant||U.S. Army||Officer||U.S. Marine Corps||Officer||United Airlines||Flight Attendant||University of Georgia||IT Professional Assistant, Niche Tate Retail Dining Sales Associate, Senior Coordinator for Leadership Programs||University of Georgia Wesley Foundation||Intern||University of Michigan||Research Assistant||University of Pennsylvania||Research Specialist||UPS||Organizational Development Intern||Vanderbilt University Medical Center||Medical Assistant||VanderMorgan Realty||Real Estate Broker||Veterans Medical Transport||EMT||VIPKid||Online ESL Tutor||WebstaurantStore||Customer Solutions Specialist||World 50, Inc.||Lead Development Coordinator|
GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY UGA Psychology - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**
|American Academy of Healthcare||Certified Nursing Assistant, Certificate||Arizona State University||Developmental Psychology, PhD||Auburn University||Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MEd/MS||Augusta University||Counseling Education (Mental Health Counseling), MEd; Dental Medicine, DMD; Medicine, MD; Not Specified, PhD; Nursing, Not Specified; Nursing (Clinical Nurse Leader), MSN-CNL; Occupational Therapy, MHSOT; Physician Assistant, MPA||Belmont University||Occupational Therapy, OTD||Brenau University||Clinical/Counseling Psychology, MS; Not Specified, Not Specified; Occupational Therapy, MSOT||Case Western Reserve University||Medicine, MD||Clayton State University||Clinical/Counseling Psychology, MS||Clemson University||Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MEd||Columbia University||Occupational Therapy, Not Specified||Duke University||Quantitative Management (Business Analytics), MQM; Statistical Science, Not Specified||Emory University||Law, JD; Nursing, ABSN; Nursing, ABSN/MSN; Public Health, MPH||Florida State University||Law, JD||Fordham University||Health Services Administration, MSHA||Full-time Training in Anaheim (FTTA)||Theology, Not Specified||George Washington University||Not Specified, PhD||Georgia Institute of Technology||Industrial-Organizational Psychology, PhD||Georgia Southern University||Not Specified, Not Specified; Psychology (Experimental Psychology), MS; School Psychology, MEd/EdS||Georgia State University||Applied Behavior Analysis, MS; Dental Hygiene, AS; Not Specified, Not Specified; Nursing, ABSN; Occupational Therapy, OTM; Physical Therapy, DPT; Public Health, MPH; School Psychology, EdS; Special Education, Not Specified||Gwinnett Technical College||Certified Medical Assistant, Certificate||Harvard University||Human Evolutionary Biology, PhD; Law, JD||Johns Hopkins University||Education, Not Specified||Kennesaw State University||Social Work, Not Specified||Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)||Medical Science, MMS||Liberty University||Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Not Specified; Molecular Medicine, MA||Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine||International Public Health (Planning & Management), MSc||Louisiana State University||Not Specified, Not Specified||Loyola University||Nursing, ABSN||Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University||Medicine, MD||Mercer University||Law, JD; Medicine, MD; Not Specified, Not Specified; Physical Therapy, DPT; Physician Assistant, MMSc; Preclinical Sciences, MSPCS||MGH Institute of Health Professions||Not Specified, Not Specified||Midwestern University||Biomedical Sciences, MA||Morehouse College||Medicine, MD||North Carolina State University||Genetics, PhD||Nova Southeastern University||Dental Medicine, DMD||Osaka University||Social Psychology, Not Specified||Pace University- White Plains||Law, JD||Philadephia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)||Physician Assistant, MS||Piedmont College||Nursing, BSN||Richmont Graduate University||Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA||Ross Univeristy||Not Specified||Salus University||Optometry, OD||South University||Anesthesia Science (Anestheiologist Assistant), MMSc||St. George's University||Medicine, MD||Teachers College Columbia University||Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), MA||The University of Alabama||Clinical Psychology, PhD||The University of Alabama at Birmingham||Clinical Psychology, PhD||The University of Maryland||English, MA||The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga||Industrial-Organizational Psychology, MS||The University of Tennessee, Knoxville||Law, JD||Tulane University||Pharmacology, MS||University of Chicago||Medicine, MD||University of Cincinnati||Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis), MEd||University of Colorado Denver||International Disaster Psychology, MA||University of Florida||History (British Imperialism), MA||University of Georgia||Applied Behavior Analysis, MS; Computer Science, BS; Epidemiology, MPH; Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics, MSFCS; Forest Resources, MFR; Health Policy and Management, MPH; Health Promotion and Behavior, MPH; Industrial-Organizational Psychology, MS; Law, JD; Professional Counseling, MEd; Professional Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Counseling), MEd; Professional Counseling (Mental Health Counseling), MEd; Professional Counseling (School Counseling), MEd/EdS; School Counseling, Not Specified; Social Work, MSW||University of Illinois||Psychology (Clinical Psychology), PhD||University of Kentucky||Business Administration, MBA; Dental Medicine, DMD||University of Miami||Biomedical Sciences, MS||University of Missouri||Counseling Psychology, Not Specified||University of North Georgia||Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Counseling), MS; Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teacher Certification Program, Certificate||University of South Carolina||Physician Assistant, MS; Social Work, MSW||University of South Florida||Medical Sciences, MSMS||University of West Georgia||Special Education, MAT||University of Westminster||Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation), MA||Valdosta State University||Industrial-Organizational Psychology, MS||Vanderbilt University||Genetic Counseling, MGC||Wake Forest University||Law, JD; Psychology, MA||Washington University||Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program, PBACC||Wesleyan College||Nursing, BSN|