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 2022 Career Outcomes for Psychology*

** Includes Self-Employed


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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2022 Psychology majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
2L2C Data Analyst/Content Creator
ABC Applied Behavioral Consulting Behavior Technician
Accushield Sales Representative
Adridge Pite Haan, LLP Garnishment Clerk
Amazon Retail Undergraduate Program FTE
Anitox Lab Tech
Arena Clinic Chiropractic Assistant/Secretary
Athens Clarke County Unified Government Waste Reduction Intern
Athens Oconee Audiology Marketing Manager
Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases PC Certified Dermatology Technician
Atlanta Center for Medical Research Clinical Research Assistant
Atlanta EMS EMT
Autodesk Business Development Representative
Beverage South Beer Sales Representative
Blueprints for Addiction Recovery Clinical Specialist
Brooksource Recruiter
Calculated Hire Account Executive
Camp Young Judea Teen Program Coordinator
CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates Intern
CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates Intern
Centers for Disease Control ORISE Fellow
Centrespring MD Patient Care Coordinator
Centria Healthcare Registered Behavior Technician
Chick-fil-A Assistant Manager Human Relations
Chick-fil-A Assistant Catering Director
Child Development Lab at the McPhaul Center Assistant Teacher at FACS-Child & Family Devel Ctr
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Feeding Technician
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Patient Care Technician
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Registered Behavior Technician
Coalfire Cloud Assurance Associate
Connect Meetings Attendee Manager
Cox Communications Internal Consultant
Cru Full Time Intern
D1 Training Facility Support Specialist
Deloitte Analyst
Dental Esthetics Studio Office Manager
DeWitt and Chisolm Family Medicine Medical Assistant
Dogwood Autism Services, LLC Registered Behavior Technician
Early Bird's ABA, LLC Registered Behavior Technician
Elbert County Schools 1st Grade Paraprofessional
Emory University Admissions Advisor
Emory University Clinical Research Coordinator
Epic Systems Quality Manager
Equifax Rotational Development Program Associate
EY Associate Analyst
Fleetcor Technologies Product Analyst
France Media Inc. Associate Editor
Genesis Medical Medical Scribe
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent
Georgia College Advising Corps College Adviser
Georgia Environmental Protection Division Intern
Georgia Neurodiagnostic & Treatment Center Neurology Specialists of GA Psychology Assistant
Goodman Dermatology, P.C. Medical Assistant
Goodman Dermatology, P.C. Medical Assistant
GossRV Client Experience and Logistics Intern
Griffin Spalding County School System Special Education Teacher
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind Puppy Advisor
Gwinnett Clinic Clinical Assistant
Gwinnett County Police Department Police Officer
Gwinnett County Public Schools Special Education Math Teacher
Hopebridge Autism Therapy Center Behavioral Health Technician
IDS Product Manager
Inspire Ob/Gyn Medical Assistant
International Rescue Committee Human Rights Advocate
Intradiem Marketing Coordinator
Jackson & Coker Onboarding Coordinator
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Internet Analyst
Kvue TV ABC Producer in Residence
Learning Center Group Lead Teacher
LHH Recruitment Solutions Executive Recruiter
Manhattan Associates Software Implementation Consultant
Marker 7 Coastal Grill Manager
Marshalls Merchandising Associate
Massachusetts General Hospital Research Coordinator
MAU Workforce Solutions Interviewer
Maybank Partners Accounts Receivable Specialist
MD Staff Account Manager
Medix Recruiter
Mercer University Admissions Counselor
Metropolis Client and Physician Success
Mind and Body Solutions Behavioral Health Technician
NCR Corporation Software Engineer
Niles Bolton Associates Assistant Administrator
North Atlanta Vascular Clinic and Vein Center Medical Assistant
North Atlanta Women's Clinic Medical Assistant
Northside Hospital Cardiology Intern
NTT Data Business and Technology Strategy Consultant
Oconee Law Firm Administrative and Legal Assistant
Octave Holdings and Investments Real Estate Paralegal
Ohsocozy Sales Associate
OMD USA Video Investment Associate
Outdoor Academy Resident Wilderness Educator
Pasadena Villa – Smoky Mountain Lodge Psychiatric Technician
Pebble Tossers, Inc. Intern
Phoebe Putney Health System Certified Nursing Assistant
Piedmont Counseling Services Mental Healthcare Professional
Piedmont Hospital Receptionist
Positive Behavior Support Corporation Registered Behavior Technician
Primrose Schools Kindergarten Teacher
Publix Team Leader
Razorfish Junior Strategist
Resurgens Orthopaedics Medical Assistant
Ret LLC Collaboration Coordinator and Property Manager
Robin Healthcare Medical Scribe
Robin Healthcare Medical Scribe
SANS Institute Market Analysis
Sanus Medical Intern
SCI Talent Acquisition Technical Recruiter
ScribeAmerica Medical Scribe
Search Discovery, Inc. Marketing Analyst
Seaside Pediatrics Certified Medical Assistant
Siemens Software Engineer
SL Sausage Company Store Manager
Southeast Retina Center Clinical Research Coordinator
Southern Live Oak Wellness Behavioral Health Technician
Spalding County Senior Center Activity Assistant
SSCG Media Group Paid Social Associate
State Farm Account Executive/Technical Recruiter
STI Consulting Consultant
StimLabs Lab Aide
Stonebranch Human Resources Coordinator
Summit Spine & Joint Centers Medical Assistant
Syntrillo Director of Strategy
TalentoHCM Recruiting Specialist
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Digital Strategist
Teach For America Instructional Staff Member
The Lovett School Lower School Co-Teacher
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Human Resources Coordinator
The Salvation Army Case Manager
The Urology Clinic Medical Assistant
Thornton Brothers Customer Service Representative
Thrive Carolinas Certified Medical Assistant
Turnberry Solutions Associate Project Manager I
Ty J. Young, Inc. Wealth Management Client Onboarding Administrator
UCSF Intern
University of Chicago Research Coordinator
University of Georgia Research Assistant
University of Georgia Research Assistant
University of Georgia VP of Instruction Operations Coordinator
University of Georgia Application Programmer
University of Georgia UGA Police Officer
University of Houston Research Assistant
US Army Intelligence Analyst
US House of Representatives Staff Assistant
US Lumber Help Desk Support Specialist
USA Baseball Social Media Intern
VeryVera Associate Producer
Village Drug at Advantage Pharmacy Technician
WAFER Lab Research Assistant
Washington Farms Office Manager
Western Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office Legal Assistant
Woodruff, Whitehead and Evans Foundations Fellow
WSP USA HR Coordinator
Yale University Research Technician
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*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2022 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2022 Psychology majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Nursing, Associates
Academy of Art University Game Development, MA
Agnes Scott College Pre-Medicine, Degree Not Specified
Alabama State University Occupational Therapy, Master's
Arizona State University Program or Degree Not Specified
Athens Technical College Nursing, ABSN
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Law, JD/PhD
Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Law, JD/PhD
Auburn University Child Life, MA
Auburn University Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MEd
Augusta University Medicine, MD
Augusta University Medicine, MD
Augusta University Medicine, MD
Augusta University Medicine, MD
Augusta University Medicine, MD
Augusta University Nursing, Bachelor's
Augusta University Occupational Therapy, MHS
Augusta University Physician's Assistant, PA
Augusta University Professional Counseling, MEd
Augusta University Medicine, MD
Augusta University Medicine, MD
Augusta University Medicine, MD
Augusta University Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MEd
Augusta University Dental Medicine, DMD
Belmont University Occupational Therapy, Not Specified
Boston College Mental Health Counseling, MA
Brenau University Occupational Therapy, MS
Brenau University Occupational Therapy, MS
Cardozo School of Law Law, JD
Charleston School of Law Law, JD
Chicago School of Professional Psychology Program or Degree Not Specified
Clayton State University Program or Degree Not Specified
Drexel University Medicine, MD
Duke University Nursing, BS
Emory University Nursing, MSN
Emory University Nursing, MSN
Emory University Business Analytics, Degree Not Specified
Emory University Health Administration/Management, MPH
Emory University Law, JD
Fordham University Law, JD
George Washington University Public Health, MPH
Georgia College & State University Criminal Justice, MA
Georgia College & State University Law, JD
Georgia College & State University Occupational Therapy, OTD
Georgia Gwinnett College Georgia Gwinnett College, Degree Not Specified
Georgia Southern University School Psychology, EdS
Georgia State University Clinical and Mental Health Counseling, Master's
Georgia State University Community Psychology, PhD
Georgia State University Health Administration, Not Specified
Georgia State University Health Administration, Not Specified
Georgia State University Law, JD
Georgia State University Law, JD
Georgia State University Occupational Therapy, DOT
Georgia State University Physical Therapy, DPT
Georgia State University Physical Therapy, DPT
Georgia State University School Psychology, MD/ES
Georgia State University School Psychology, MEd
Harvard University Healthcare Management, MHCM
Johns Hopkins University Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS
Johns Hopkins University Elementary Education and Teaching, MEd
Kennesaw State University Nursing, BSN
Lehigh University Counseling/Human Services, MA
Liberty University Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MEd
Life University Chiropractic, DC
London Metropolitan University Criminology, MS
Longwood University Program or Degree Not Specified
Louisiana State University Dental Medicine, DMD
Marquette University Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS
Medical University of South Carolina Medicine, MD
Mercer University Healthcare Administration, MBA
Mercer University Law, JD
Mercer University Medicine, MD
Mercer University Medicine, MD
Mercer University Medicine, MD
Mercer University Nursing, ABSN
Mercer University Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS
Mercer University Nursing, ABSN
Mercer University Nursing, BSN
Mercer University Physician's Assistant, PA
Middle Georgia State University Not Specified
Nashville State Community College Not Specified
New York University Public Health, MPH
North Carolina State University Counseling Psychology, Master's
North Georgia Technical College Hair Designer Certificate
Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Preparation
Nova Southeastern University Osteopathic Medicine, DO
Oregon State University Computer Science, Not Specified
Pennsylvania State University Not Specified
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Osteopathic Medicine, DO
Philidelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia Osteopathic Medicine, DO
Piedmont Technical College Health CareTrack, Certificate
Samford University Pharmacy, PharmD
School Name Not Specified Real Estate, License
South College Physician Assistant, PA
South Georgia State College Health Professions Focus Area, Degree Not Specified
Southern Methodist University Counseling, Degree Not Specified
The Citadel Clinical Counseling, MA
University At Albany Clinical Psychology, PhD
University At Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine Medicine, MD
University of California-Irvine Psychological Science, Post-Baccalaureate
University of Chicago Social Sciences, MA
University of Georgia Animal Science, MS
University of Georgia Applied Behavior Analysis, Master's
University of Georgia Applied Behavior Analysis, Master's
University of Georgia Applied Behavior Analysis, Master's
University of Georgia Applied Behavior Analysis, Master's
University of Georgia Applied Behavior Analysis, Master's
University of Georgia Applied Behavior Analysis, Master's
University of Georgia Applied Behavior Analysis, Master's
University of Georgia Applied Consumer Analytics, MS
University of Georgia Artificial Intelligence, MS
University of Georgia PharmD, Not Specified
University of Georgia Biology, Degree Not Specified
University of Georgia Physics, Not Specified
University of Georgia Human Development and Family Science, Master's
University of Georgia Human Development and Family Science, Master's
University of Georgia Pre Pro Speech Lang Path, Certificate
University of Georgia International Policy, Master's
University of Georgia Professional Counseling, Not Specified
University of Georgia Professional School Counseling, Master's
University of Georgia Business Analytics, MSBA
University of Georgia Public Health, MPH
University of Georgia Public Health, MPH
University of Georgia Communication Sciences and Disorders, MEd
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Master's
University of Georgia Social Studies Education, Degree Not Specified
University of Georgia Social Work, MSW
University of Georgia Social Work, MSW
University of Georgia Consumer Applied Analytics, MS
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Social Work, MSW
University of Georgia Educational Psychology, JD/PhD
University of Georgia Social Work, MSW
University of Georgia Social Work, MSW
University of Georgia Social Work, MSW
University of Georgia Social Work, MSW
University of Georgia Social Work, MSW
University of Georgia Spanish, Master's
University of Georgia Emerging Media, MA
University of Georgia Public Health, MPH
University of Georgia Medicine, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago Law, JD
University of Kansas Law, JD
University of Kentucky Counseling Psychology, PhD
University of La Verne Clinical Psychology, PsyD
University of Maryland - Baltimore Medicine, MD
University of Maryland - College Park Program or Degree Not Specified
University of Miami STEM Business Administration, MBA
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, MS
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Pharmacy, PharmD
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Public Administration, MPA
University of North Florida Nursing, Degree Not Specified
University of North Georgia Program and Degree Not Specified
University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus Occupational Therapy, Doctorate
University of South Carolina Sociology, Degree Not Specified
University of Tennessee- Knoxville Clinical and Mental Health Counseling, MS
University of Texas At Austin School Psychology, PhD
University of The Cumberlands Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MA
University of Washington Human Computer Interaction and Design, Master's
University of Washington Social Work, MSW
University of West Alabama Online Science Comprehensive, Degree Not Specified
University of West Georgia Professional Counseling, Degree Not Specified
Vanderbilt University Nursing, MSN
Vanderbilt University Human Development Counseling, MEd
Wake Forest University Law, JD
Wake Forest University Psychology, Master's
West Virginia University Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Degree Not Specified
West Virginia University Program and Degree Not Specified
Xavier University Nursing Accelerated, Degree Not Specified
* denotes no responses received.