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Entry Level Positions Obtained by Psychology Majors

Information about the jobs listed below (and hundreds of others, as well) can be found in the Occupational Outlook Handbook (see Books on Careers for Psychology Majors).
Business Area

(A minor in business would be helpful)

advertising trainee insurance agent personnel worker/administrator
administrative assistant job analyst public information officer
advertising agent loan officer public relations
airline reservations clerk management trainee sales representative
claims specialist marketing representative small business owner
customer relations marketing researcher store manager
employee counselor media buyer staff training and development
employment counselor occupational analyst warehouse manager

Mental Health/Social Services Area

(A minor in family and child studies, justice studies, health and aging studies, or sociology would be helpful)

behavior analyst  director of volunteer services probation/parole officer 
case worker drug/substance abuse counselor program manager
child protection worker employment counselor rehabilitation advisor
corrections officer family service worker residential youth counselor
counselor aide group home coordinator social service director
day care center supervisor mental retardation unit manager veterans' advisor

Other Positions

(Various other minors may be helpful when combined with psychology in these fields)

affirmative action officer community relations officer hospital patient service representative
child care worker congressional aide newspaper reporter
college admissions counselor director of alumni relations (college) park and recreation director 
college admissions recruiter director of fund raising (college)  statistical assistant
community recreation worker fast food restaurant manager technical writer

APA-style reference for this page:

Lloyd, M.A. (1997, July 16). Entry level positions obtained by psychology majors. [Online]. Available:

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