Careers in Psychology
Get Psyched FOr Your Career
Look at all the opportunities.
As a psychology major, you're joining a history of success. UW-Green Bay is committed to setting you up for a fulfilling, flourishing career after graduation. And you've got a lot of opportunities for success in addition to attending grad school. Past employers include AmeriCorps, Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay, Humana, Milwaukee County Jail, Schneider National, Inc. The possibilities are endless.
97% Student Success
Most of our psychology graduates are employed, in graduate school or both, three months after graduation. (UW-Green Bay First Destination Survey)
Median annual wage for substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselors in 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
10% Projected Growth
The demand for clinical, counseling and school psychologists is growing, in part due to the pandemic. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Careers In Psychology
As a psychology major, you have a wide array of career paths to choose from, with jobs in human services, business, and educational settings, such as:
- Higher Education Administrator
- Marriage and Family Therapist
- School Psychologist
- Guidance Counselor
- Substance abuse Counselor
Prepare The Workforce
Providing resources to help you achieve your career aspirations.
The professional world can be a confusing place, especially for someone who’s never had to navigate it before. And, with the ever-changing nature of the workforce, it can be hard to figure out how to find the job you want. Career Planning here at UW-Green Bay can help you craft your résumé, develop personal statements, locate jobs and prepare for interviews.
Earn Your Graduate Degree
Many students continue their education in graduate school.
If you want to work as a therapist, licensed psychologist, social worker or in another profession that requires additional education, you'll need to attend grad school. For example, with a master’s degree, doctoral degree or other professional degree, our students go on to work as psychologists, substance abuse counselors, school counselors and more.
Students gain a strong grasp of psychology by completing courses in the four main cores: Physiological/Cognitive, Social/Personality, Developmental, and Clinical. They choose additional courses to meet individual needs with the help of a psychology adviser. Furthermore, students who major in psychology learn to evaluate and conduct research, and apply what they learn in their courses to the world outside of the classroom.
Goal 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology
- 1.1 Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology
- 1.2 Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains
- 1.3 Describe applications of psychology
Goal 4: Communication
- 4.1 Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes
- 4.2 Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes
- 4.3 Interact effectively with others
Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
- 2.1 Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena
- 2.2 Demonstrate psychology information literacy
- 2.3 Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving
- 2.4 Interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research
- 2.5 Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry
Goal 5: Professional Development
- 5.1 Apply psychological content and skills to career goals
- 5.2 Exhibit self-efficacy and self-regulation
- 5.3 Refine project-management skills
- 5.4 Enhance teamwork capacity
- 5.5 Develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation
Goal 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World
- 3.1 Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice
- 3.2 Build and enhance interpersonal relationships
- 3.3 Adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels