Popular Jobs for Psychology Majors

jobs for psychology majors
While you may set up your private practice as a counselor right after graduation, it looks like you'll also have plenty of options out in the corporate world once you finish a psychology degree. Human resources, a department found in most companies, is an excellent fit for someone who understands how human beings tick. To see your job options, check out PayScale's list of the most popular jobs for psychology majors.

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 Majors Median Salary All U.S.
Administrative Assistant $34,800
Case Manager, Social Services $33,700
Human Resources (HR) Manager $69,300
Social Worker $39,000
Mental Health Case Manager $32,600
Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter $71,700
Customer Service Representative (CSR) $34,600
Administrative / Office Manager $41,500
Mental Health Counselor $38,500
Office Manager $44,300
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization $38,800
Human Resources (HR) Generalist $53,600
Executive Assistant $49,400
Retail Store Manager $52,500
Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) $59,700
Human Resources (HR) Administrator $40,900
Retail Store Assistant Manager $40,200
Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization $64,100
Elementary School Teacher $45,200
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization $46,500
Substance Abuse Counselor $36,400
Child, Family, or School Social Worker $40,000
Office Manager, Medical or Dental Office $44,100
Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) $29,700
Daycare Teacher $24,000
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.