Department of Psychology What to do with a Psychology Degree


General Job Areas for Graduates with a BS Degree
Each of these areas include several jobs that students with a BS in psychology can obtain.

Admissions/Financial Aid
Advertising
Bank Management
Child/Youth/Elder Care
Community Services
Consulting Services
Court/Juvenile Services
Customer Services
Educational Services
Employee Relations
Employment Services
Financial Services
Government/Legislative Services
Hotel Management
Human Resources
Human Services
Insurance Claims/Underwriter
Insurance Sales
Law Enforcement/Police
Manufacturing/Production
Market Research
Military Service
Museum Programs 
News Reporting
Personnel/Human Resources
Private/Nonprofit Management
Production/Quality Control
Property Management
Public Relations/Media Services
Purchasing
Real Estate Sales
Residential Services
Restaurant Management
Retail Management
Retail/Wholesale Sales
Social Services
Special Populations Services
Stocks/Bonds Sales
Student/Alumni Services
Substance Abuse Services
Supply Management
Teaching
Technical Writing
Travel Services
Volunteer Services
Youth Services

Student Characteristics Valued by Professors and Employers
Here is a partial list of characteristics adapted from many sources. These characteristics, when judged to be "high" or "good," are generally considered favorable by potential employers and by professors--including those serving on graduate school admissions committees.

Intellectual Ability
Scholastic Ability
Motivation
Creativity
Character
Emotional Maturity
Positive/Optimistic Attitude
Empathetic Understanding
Adaptability/Flexibility
Ability to Handle Stress
Interpersonal Skills
Group Work Skills
Cross-Cultural Interaction Skills
Independent Work Skills
Written Communication Skills
Oral Communication Skills
Foreign Language Skills
Analytical Thinking Skills
Research Skills
Statistical Skills
Computer Skills
Technology/Equipment/Material Skills
Teaching Skills
Counseling Skills
Organization Skills
Leadership Skills