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 2021 Career Outcomes for Psychology*

** Includes Self-Employed


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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.

Employer Position Title(s)
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
* denotes no responses received.
*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 2021 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 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.

Graduate School Program(s)
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
* denotes no responses received.