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Popular Jobs for Psychology Majors

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Psychology majors are unlikely to snag high-earning careers, unless they also go to graduate school. But, their work will likely be meaningful and of great service to others. Medical case managers and Human Resources (HR) managers earn most, overall. 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
National Median Pay
Mental Health Technician $30,700
Mental Health Worker $29,000
Mental Health Counselor $36,000
Mental Health Case Manager $32,000
Residential Youth Counselor $28,200
Substance Abuse Counselor $37,000
Clinical Research Assistant $33,800
Case Manager, Social Services $34,200
Clinical Research Coordinator $46,300
Child, Family, or School Social Worker $38,500
Research Assistant, Medical $32,600
Medical Secretary $31,700
Daycare Teacher $23,100
Social Worker $40,900
Medical Case Manager $60,400
Administrative Assistant $33,500
Family Service Worker $33,000
Home Health Aide $25,100
Crisis Counselor $35,900
Human Resources (HR) Manager $69,100
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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