Loyola University Maryland

The Career Center

Psychology

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Overview of mMjor
Potential Job Titles
Examples of Internships
Possible Career Fields
Possible Work Settings
Important Skills and Abilities
Sample Web Resources
Sample Graduate Programs Pursued by Psychology Majors
Where They Got Hired: Psychology, Class of 2015  

Overview of Major

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students are exposed to many specialty areas of psychology, while obtaining a solid, broad-based appreciation of the discipline as a whole. Graduates may venture into human services, business, law, medicine, or careers in mental health (counseling, social work), which almost always require advanced education and training, at least through the master’s level.

Resources

Potential Job Titles

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Instructor
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Career Counselor
  • Child Development Worker
  • Employee Training Instructor
  • Health Psychologist
  • High School Guidance Counselor
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Industrial Relations Specialist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Residence Counselor
  • Research Assistant
  • Social Worker
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Vocational Rehab Counselor

Examples of Internships

  • Arc of Monmouth
  • Baltimore County Dept of Social Services
  • Bloomberg, LP
  • Correctional Mental Health Center
  • Family Violence
  • East Baltimore Mental Health Partnership
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Loyola University, Office of Campus Ministry
  • Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital
  • Sheppard Pratt Health System
  • St. Mary’s School
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Villa Maria

Possible Career Fields

Human Services

  • Counseling
  • Advocacy
  • Mental health services
  • Administration
  • Case management
  • Programming
  • Community relations

Research

Human Resources

  • Employment & recruitment
  • Labor relations
  • Compensation & benefits

Public Relations

  • Research
  • Programming
  • Writing & editing
  • Event planning
  • Media placement
  • Public speaking
  • Fundraising

Advertising

  • Creative
  • Media
  • Account services
  • Research

Market Research

Sales & Retailing

  • Management

Teaching
 

Possible Work Settings

  • Local, state & federal government
  • United way agencies
  • Clinics
  • Private practice
  • Non-profits
  • Hospitals
  • Schools & colleges
  • Employment agencies
  • PR & advertising firms
  • Market research
  • Firms
  • Department, specialty, discount stores
  • Retailers
  • Insurance companies
  • Real estate companies

Important Skills and Abilities

  • Communication
  • Patience
  • Empathy
  • Quantitative & statistical
  • Computer
  • Active listening
  • Negotiation
  • Counseling
  • Teaching
  • Persuasion
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Customer service
  • Leadership
  • Team work
  • Research

Sample Web Resources

Sample Graduate Programs Pursued by Psychology Majors

  • Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
  • Masters or PhD, Clinical, Counseling, Cognitive, Developmental, Educational, Experimental, Social, School, Forensic, or Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Social Work
  • Higher Education Student Affairs
  • Nursing School
  • Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy
  • MBA, Human Resource Management

Where They Got Hired: Psychology, Class of 2015

The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland conducts an annual follow-up survey with new Loyola graduates between six and nine months after Commencement to paint a comprehensive picture of the professional paths each class has chosen. Nearly 86 percent of the class of 2015 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2015 psychology majors were hired or went on to graduate school:

Companies

Barbara Corcoran Group - Media Office Assistant 
Advantage Sales and Marketing - ACE Program
Aerotek - Staffing Recruiter
Americorps - Position Not Reported
Assumption University - English Teacher
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) - Public Health Associate
Fairfax County Public Schools - Severe Disabilities Teacher
Goldman Sachs - Rewards Analyst
Green Key Resources - Staffing Coordinator
Insight Global - Recruiter
Jesuit Volunteer Corp - Transformative Education Intern
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Research Program Coordinator
Juno Search - Partners Recruiter
Kennedy Krieger Institute - Behavior Data Specialist, Clinical Assistant
Lifetouch - Position Not Reported
Little Red Car ABA Services LLC - Behavioral Assistant
Loyola University Maryland, Office of Student Life- Graduate Residence Coordinator
Maryhaven - Direct Support Professional
Melmark - ABA Counselor
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. - HR Assistant
Monumental Sports - Account Executive of Inside Sales
Muse Architects - Office Manager
New York Road Runners - Relay Rotation Trainee
Northern Highlands Regional High School - Soccer Coach/Substitute teacher
Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps - Youth Advocate
Silver Hill Hospital - Psychiatric Technician
Teach for Thailand - English Teacher
The Choice Program - Americorp Service Fellow

 

Graduate/Professional Schools

Adler University - M.A., Couple and Family Therapy
Boston College/Adelphi University - Master of Social Work
Fordham University - Mental Health Counseling
Hunter College, City University of New York - M.A., Combined Rehabilitation Teachers (RT)/Orientation and Mobility Master’s Degree Program, Vision Rehabilitation Teaching, Orientation & Mobility
Johns Hopkins University - Communication , M.A., Global Security Studies
Long Island University - M.S., Clinical Psychology
Loyola University Maryland - M.Ed., Montessori Education, M.S., Clinical Psychology (5), M.S., Counseling Psychology, Psy.D., Clinical Psychology
Monmouth University - Degree Not Reported
Rutgers University School of Social Work - Master of Social Work
Sacred Heart University - Applied Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology Concentration
The College of New Jersey - Marriage and Family Therapy
Trinity Washington University - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
University of Denver - M.A., Forensic Psychology
University of Kent - Applied Behavior Analysis
University of Maryland - Ph.D., Psychology
University of Notre Dame - Master in Science of Business
Westchester University - Counselor Education

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