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Popular Jobs for Psychology Majors

Finding a connection between your interests and your career goals is no easy feat, but seeing what jobs are out there for specific majors is a good start. See the most popular jobs for psychology majors, as reported by PayScale.


Methodology
Jobs ranked by popularity among graduates. Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees from all colleges. See full methodology for more.

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Popular Jobs for Psychology Majors - Full List
Popular Jobs for Psychology MajorsMedian Salary All U.S.
Administrative Assistant$34,100
Retail Store Manager$51,500
Case Manager, Social Services$33,400
Human Resources (HR) Manager$65,300
Social Worker$37,200
Executive Assistant$47,700
Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter$57,500
Human Resources (HR) Generalist$53,100
Customer Service Representative (CSR)$34,200
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization$36,900
Mental Health Counselor$33,500
Office Manager$44,300
Mental Health Case Manager$31,000
Paralegal$50,900
Human Resources (HR) Director$86,400
Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization$62,100
Clinical Research Coordinator$51,100
Human Resources (HR) Assistant$34,500
Research Assistant, Medical$32,600
Elementary School Teacher$42,800
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization$44,700
Administrative Coordinator$39,200
Human Resources (HR) Coordinator$42,200
Mental Health Technician$28,200
Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education)$27,200
Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP)$35,900
Nanny or Aupair$27,000
Marketing Coordinator$39,300
Operations Manager$70,600
Substance Abuse Counselor$35,000
Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School$42,000
Account Manager$67,300
Claims Adjuster / Examiner / Investigator$56,600
Daycare Teacher$23,600
Methodology
All data is limited to those with a Bachelor's degree and no higher degrees who work full-time in the United States. Jobs are listed in order of relative popularity amongst graduates with a Bachelor's degree in the given major from any college. Median salary for each job title is for individuals with any major who have a typical amount of experience at that job. Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if applicable. Salary does not include equity (stock) compensation. This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data, and may not represent all individuals in these categories. See full methodology for more.