What Can I Do With a Major In Psychology?
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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.<! -- end major description -->
Class of 2021 Career Outcomes for Psychology*
** Includes Self-Employed
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Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities
- Careers in Psychology
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- Association of School Psychologists
- Counseling Psychology Student Association
- Graduate Researchers in Educational Psychology
- Industrial-Organizational Psychology Student Association
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- 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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American School Counselor Association
National Association of School Psychologists
- A Career That Makes a Difference
- Approved Programs
- Selecting a Graduate Program
- Who Are School Psychologists
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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2021 Psychology majors
The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2021 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
|3tree Realty, LLC||Realtor||Advantage Behavioral Health Systems||Registered Behavior Technician||Allstate Insurance Agent: Kevin Christian||Licensed Sales Professional||Amazon||Fulfillment Associate||AmeriCorps||College Advisor||AmeriCorps||Fellow||Anchorage School District||Title 1 Interventionist||Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions||Operations Trainee||Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions||Operations Trainee||Apex Systems||Drug Safety Associate||Athens Area Urology||Certified Clinical Medical Assistant||Athens Eye Doctors and Surgeons||Technician||Athens Gastroenterology Association||Medical Assistant||Athens Retina Center||Ophthalmic Technician||Athens-Oconee CASA||Court Appointed Special Advocate||Atlanta Network Technologies, Inc.||Junior Merchandiser||Atlanta Network Technologies, Inc.||Junior Merchandiser||Atlanta Network Technologies, Inc.||Junior Merchandiser||Azalea Health||Full Stack Software Engineer I||Biomat USA Athens||Phlebotomist||Bob Rosen||Direct Support, Caregiver||BOS Staffing||Staffing Coordinator||Boston Consulting Group||Associate Consultant||Breakthrough Recovery Outreach||Mental Health Technician||Brevard County||Teacher||Brivo||Marketing Operations Specialist||Brookfield Country Club||Server||Cashman Appraisal Inc.||Real Estate Appraiser||Cashman Appraisal Inc.||Real Estate Appraiser||Cashman Appraisal Inc.||Real Estate Appraiser||Chamber Roof||Sales Associate||Chick-fil-A||Drive Thru Leader||Children's Healthcare of Atlanta||Registered Behavior Technician||Children's Hospital Los Angeles||Clinical Research Assistant||Chops & Hops||Bar Manager||City Year||Student Success Coach||City Year||AmeriCorps Member||Classic City Cycling||Studio Manager / Head Instructor||Communities In Schools of Houston||Intern||Contractor Services LLC||Contractor||Contractor Services LLC||Contractor||Contractor Services LLC||Contractor||Cook County||Special Education Teacher||CovidCareGA||Medical Assistant||Cox Communications||University Relations Recruiter||Cru||Intern||Deloitte||Strategy Consultant||Deloitte||Strategy Consultant||Division of Family & Children Services||Case Manager||EAS||Registered Behavior Technician||Emory University||Research Specialist||Emory University||Administrative Assistant||Emory University||Research Specialist||EnergeiaWorks||Operations Associate||EnergeiaWorks||Operations Associate||EnergeiaWorks||Operations Associate||EnergeiaWorks||Operations Associate||Epic Systems Corporation||Project Manager||eSimplicity||HR Intern||Extra Special People, Inc.||Intern||FedEx||Operations Administrator II||Fisher Investments||Investment Operations||Forward Health||Medical Assistant||Freezing Moo||Cashier||Frontotemporal Degeneration Center||Neuroimaging Coordinator||Fulton County||Paraprofessional Educator||Gateway Behavioral Health||Care Manager||GEICO||Management Development Program||Georgia Athletic Hospitality||Fangineer||Georgia Division of Family & Children Services||Social Service Specialist||Goodman Dermatology, P.C.||Medical Assistant||Grace Athens||Content Curator||Groth, Makarenko, Kaiser & Eidex||Legal Administrative Assistant||Hannon Properties||Real Estate Agent||Hibbett Sporting Goods Inc.||Assistant Manager||Hopebridge Autism Therapy Center||ABA Therapist||Hopebridge Autism Therapy Center||Behavioral Technician||Hopebridge Autism Therapy Center||ABA Therapist||Ingles Markets||Baker||Insight Global||Human Resources Coordinator||Inspire TMS Denver||Medical Assistant||InsureWorkforce||Business Analyst||Jacob's Ladder Neurodevelopmental School & Therapy Center||Neurodevelopmental Teacher||Joe Powell and Associates||Accountant||Lazer Spot, Inc.||Human Resources Associate||Little Linguists International Preschool||Teaching Assistant||Little Linguists International Preschool||Teaching Assistant||Little Linguists International Preschool||Teaching Assistant||Little Linguists International Preschool||Teaching Assistant||MedThink Inc.||Human Resources Administrator||Model Citizen Salon||Hair Agent||NCR Corporation||Business Operations Consultant||Nephron Pharmaceuticals||Sales Advisor||New England Center for Children||Level II Teacher||Niche Pizza Company||Retail Associate||Noble Clay Fitness||Health Fitness Specialist||North American Senior Benefits||Life Insurance Broker||Oasis Catolico Santa Rafaela||Tutor||Octapharma Plasma, Inc.||Training Coordinator||Optim Orthopedics||Rehabilitation Aide||Oracle||Infrastructure Consultant||Pacific Dental Services||Benefits Coordinator||Paramedic Pediatrics||Medical Assistant||Peachtree Cabinets||Customer Service Representative||Peachtree Immediate Care||Medical Assistant||Piedmont Heart Institute||Medical Assistant||Prime ReGen||Medical Assistant||Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research||Streaming Specialist||Shapiro,Raj||Associate Researcher||Stethoscope Magazine||Writer||StimLabs||Office Administrator||Subscribe||Medical Scribe||Summit Therapeutics||Registered Behavioral Therapist||Summit Urgent Care||Medical Assistant||SuperScribe, LLC||Medical Scribe||Target||Executive Team Lead Asset Protection Intern||Teach for America||Teacher- 6th ELA||Teach for America||Educator||Teach for America||Corp Member||Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy||Physical Therapy Technician||Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy||Physical Therapy Technician||Teen Enterprise||College Coaching Consultant||The Medical University of South Carolina||Patient Care Technician||The Medical University of South Carolina||Program Coordinator||The School of Humans||Producer Assistant and Researcher||The Secret Curriculum||Administrative Aid and Talent Acquisition Specialist||TJ Maxx||Beauty Assistant||Tyrone Family Medicine||Medical Assistant||United States House of Representatives||Legislative Intern||University Cancer & Blood Center||Phlebotomist||University of Georgia||Research Coordinator||University of Georgia||Undergraduate Administrator||University of Georgia||Research Assistant||University of Georgia||Research Assistant||University of Georgia||Center For Family Research - Research Assistant||University of Georgia||Facilities Maintenance - Security Guard||University of Georgia||Center For Family Research - Program Coordinator||University of Georgia||Center For Family Research - Research Assistant||University of Georgia||Research Coordinator||Veritas Collaborative, LLC||Tutor||Walmart||Sales Associate||Walton County||Intern||Watkinsville First Baptist Church||Executive Administrative Assistant and Database Manager|
Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2021 Psychology majors
The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.
|Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College||Nursing, MSN||Atlanta Technical College||Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting Diploma||Atlanta's John Marshall Law School||Law, JD||Augusta University||Medicine, MD||Augusta University||Medicine, MD||Augusta University||Clinical Nurse Leader Program, MSN||Augusta University||Medicine, MD||Augusta University||Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MEd||Augusta University||Dental Surgery, DDS||Augusta University||Clinical Nurse Leader Program, MSN||Augusta University||Occupational Therapy, MHS||Baruch College||Industrial Organizational Psychology, PhD||Boston College||Mental Health Counseling, MA||Boston University||Clinical Psychology, MA||Boston University||Social Work, MSW||Brenau University||Occupational Therapy, MS||Brenau University||Clinical/Counseling Psychology, MS||Brenau University||Physical Therapy, DPT||Central Michigan University||Industrial Organizational Psychology, MS||Clemson University||Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MEd||College of William & Mary||Law, JD||Colorado State University||Nursing, Not Specified||Columbia University||Occupational Therapy, MS||Columbia University||Social Work, MSW||Columbia University||Psychological Counseling: Mental Health Counseling Track, EdM||Columbia University||Psychology in Education, MA||Duke University||Physical Therapy, DPT||Emory University||Nurse-Midwifery Program, MSN||Emory University||Environmental Health and Epidemiology, MPH||Emory University||Medicine, MD||Emory University||Physical Therapy and Public Health (Dual Degree), DPT/MPH||Emory University||Nursing, MN||Emory University||Accelerated Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program, MSN/MNP||Florida International University||Medicine, MD||George Washington University||Health Administration, MHA||Georgia Highlands College||General Studies, Not Specified||Georgia Military College- Warner Robins||Not Specified||Georgia Southern University||Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MEd||Georgia Southern University||Experimental Psychology, MS||Georgia State University||Occupational Therapy, OTD||Georgia State University||Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, MS||Georgia State University||Physical Therapy, DPT||Georgia State University- Perimeter College||Biology, BA||Gordon State College||Nursing, MS||Hofstra University||Forensic Linguistics, MALFL||Indiana University||Counseling Psychology, PhD||Johns Hopkins University||Education, MEd||Johns Hopkins University||Mental Health Counseling/Counselor, MEd||Liberty University||School Counseling, MS||Louisiana State University||Medicine, MD||Loyola University||Accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing, BSN||Marietta College||Physician Assistant, MS||Mercer University||Law, JD||Mercer University||Medicine, MD||Mercer University||Medicine, MD||Mercer University||Family Therapy, MFT||Mercer University||Physician Assistant, MMSc||Mercer University||Law, JD||Mercer University||Medicine, MD||Mercer University||Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MEd||Mercy College||Public Health, MPH||Miami University||Public Administration, MS||New York University||Social Work, MSW||New York University||Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness, MA||Nova Southeastern University||Biomedical Sciences, MBS||Nova Southeastern University||Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS||Penn State University||Educational Psychology, PhD||Penn State University||Industrial/Organizational Psychology, PhD||Pepperdine University||Education and Psychology, MA||Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine||Osteopathic Medicine, DO||Piedmont University||Nursing Program, BSN||Rutgers University||Biomedical Sciences, Master's||Samford University||Law, JD||South College||Physician Assistant Studies, MHS||South University||Physician Assistant, MS||St. Thomas University||Educational Psychology, MA||University of Alabama||Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA||University of Alabama Birmingham||Dental Medicine, DMD||University of Central Florida||Medicine, MD||University of Central Florida||Kinesiology, MS||University of Cincinnati||Medicine, MD||University of Denver||Social Work, MSW||University of Denver||Counseling Psychology, MA||University of Georgia||Law, JD||University of Georgia||Professional Counseling (Mental Health Counseling), MEd||University of Georgia||Nonprofit Management and Leadership, MA||University of Georgia||Professional Counseling (Mental Health Counseling), MEd||University of Georgia||Clinical Psychology, PhD||University of Georgia||Social Work, MSW||University of Georgia||Professional Counseling (School Counseling), MEd/EdS||University of Georgia||Human Development and Family Science, MS||University of Georgia||Law, JD||University of Georgia||Not Specified||University of Georgia||Social Work, MSW||University of Georgia||Law, JD||University of Georgia||Professional Counseling (School Counseling), MEd/EdS||University of Georgia||Industrial-Organizational Psychology, PhD||University of Georgia||Social Work, MSW||University of Georgia||Social Work, MSW||University of Georgia||Social Work, MSW||University of Georgia||Professional Counseling (Mental Health Counseling), MEd||University of Georgia||Professional Counseling (School Counseling), MEd/EdS||University of Georgia||Human Development and Family Science, MS||University of Georgia||Social Work, MSW||University of Georgia||Biology, BS||University of Georgia||Public Health, MPH||University of Georgia||Social Work, MSW||University of Georgia||Social Work, MSW||University of Georgia||The Georgia Pathway MBA||University of Georgia||Educational Psychology, MEd||University of Georgia||Professional Counseling (School Counseling), MEd/EdS||University of Illinois||Disability Studies, PhD||University of Kentucky||Clinical Psychology, PhD||University of Michigan||Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse, MSW||University of Nebraska||Public Health, MPH||University of North Carolina||Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MA||University of North Carolina||Counseling, MS||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||School Counseling, MEd||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, MS||University of St. Augustine||Occupational Therapy, MOT||Vanderbilt University||Accelerated MSN PreSpeciality Program, MSN||Villanova University||Psychology, MA||Washington University in St. Louis||Occupational Therapy, OTD||Woodruff Medical||Patient Care Technician Training, PCT, CNA|