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Overview of major
Potential job titles
Examples of internships
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by Psychology majors
Where they got hired: Psychology, Class of 2014  

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.


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


Human Resources

  • Employment & recruitment
  • Labor relations
  • Compensation & benefits

Public Relations

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


  • Creative
  • Media
  • Account services
  • Research

Market research

Sales & retailing

  • Management


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

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Great Jobs for Psych Majors (PSY/SOC Category)
  • What to do with your Psychology or Sociology Degree (PSY/SOC Category)
  • Quick Guide to College Majors and Careers (CP Section)
  • Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors (CP Section)
  • Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (Grad Section)
  • Graduate Study in Psychology (Grad Section)
  • Cracking the GRE Psychology Test (Grad Section)
  • Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology (Grad Section)

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 2014

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 89 percent of the class of 2014 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2014 psychology majors were hired or went on to graduate school:


ADT Sales - Representative
Assembly - Integrated Communications Assistant
Assumption University of Thailand - English Teacher (2)
Avenue Two Travel - Client Concierge
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore - Residential Counselor
Calvert School, Teach for America - After School Care Coordinator
Centro - Media Associate
Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 - Mental Health Professional- Emotional Support
Crotched Mountain Rehab/Beacon ABA Services - Residential Counselor/Associate Behavior Therapist
Insight Global - Recruiter
International Gymnastics Camp - Business Administrator
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine -Research Program Assistant
Kelly & Associates Insurance Group - Customer Service Representative
Kennedy Krieger Institute - Data Entry Specialist, Research Assistant I, Neurobehavioral Unit Intern
Key Point Health Services - Rehabilitation Counselor
Law Offices of Ardito & Ardito - Legal Assistant
Loyola University Maryland - EHS Office Technician, Sr. Technology Assistant
Maryland Army National Guard - Second Lieutenant, Infantry Platoon Leader
Mosaic Community Services - Residential Counselor
Movado Group - Product Development/Project Management Coordinator
New Jersey Devils - Ticket Sales Associate
North Point Advisors - Analyst
Notre Dame Mission Volunteers AmeriCorps - AmeriCorps Member
Peter T. Nichol Law Firm - Paralegal
PNC Bank - Financial Sales Consultant
Preferred Behavioral Health of NJ - Residential Case Manager
Pride Health - Healthcare Recruiter
Providence Center, Jesuit Volunteer Corps - Youth Organizer
Rhode Island Hospital/Alpert Brown Medical School - Clinical Research Assistant
Rostro de Cristo - Volunteer
Seton Hall University - Admissions Counselor
Sherwin Williams - Assistant Manager
SmartCEO - Event Coordinator
Springfield Hospital Center - Forensic Unit Intern
St. Elizabeth High School, Jesuit Volunteer Corps - Campus Ministry Associate 
St. Gabriel's College - Teacher (4)
St. Joseph's Center, Jesuit Volunteer Corps - Volunteer
Target - Executive Team Leader
Teach For America - Elementary School Teacher
University of California San Diego - Research Assistant
Villa Marie Behavior School - Teaching Assistant
Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy, Teach for America - Teacher, Biology and AP Environmental Science

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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