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Popular Jobs for Psychology Majors

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If you major in psychology, you're likely to work directly with people. From mental health counseling to human resource work, your understanding of human behavior will help you excel in the most demanding settings. To see your job options, check out PayScale's list of the most popular jobs for psychology majors.

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 National Median Pay
Administrative Assistant $35,100
Social Services Case Manager $34,900
Social Worker $41,000
Mental Health Counselor $36,500
Mental Health Case Manager $32,800
Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist $40,700
Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator $38,600
Human Resources Administrator $44,500
Employment, Recruitment, or Placement Specialist / Recruiter $54,800
Substance Abuse Counselor $37,500
Non-Profit Organization Program Manager $49,200
Medical Research Assistant $34,000
Mental Health Technician $31,300
Medical Case Manager $57,800
Clinical Research Coordinator $60,700
Qualified Mental Retardation Professional $34,200
Daycare Teacher $23,400
Child, Family, or School Social Worker $39,000
College/University Academic Advisor $37,200
Supportive Residential Counselor $28,600
Psychiatric Technician $34,000
Family Service Worker $35,200
Social Services Director $43,200
Home Health Aide $22,300
Crisis Counselor $35,400
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.
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