Psychology and Behavior DegreesPsychologists study the human mind and its behavioral manifestations, as well as human cognitive, emotional, and social development. Psychologists can be found in a wide range of professional settings. Many work at schools, medical clinics, military bases, and hospitals; others run their own clinics and practices. Those wit a degree in psychology or behavioral science may also work at marketing companies, consulting firms and government agencies.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BSL), between 2012 and 2022, employment of counseling, clinical and school psychologists is projected to grow by 11%, just slightly faster than the average for all occupations. However, during this same time period employment opportunities for industrial- organizational (IO) psychologists is expected to increase by over 50%.
A bachelor's degree in psychology prepares students for entry-level jobs in psychiatric wards, community centers, and hospitals. School and organizational psychology positions can be acquired with master's degrees, while those interested in clinical practice or university research and teaching jobs must hold a doctorate degree in psychology. Most states now also require psychologists to pass a state exam in order to receive a license to practice.
Psychology, Counseling and Behavioral Science Degrees
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