Careers in Psychology

The B. S. degree offers a number of career possibilities in business, hospital, and government settings. Individuals who are interested in a career in psychology may consider graduate school. Career opportunities related directly to the field expand greatly with the master's and Ph.D. degrees.

Clinical or counseling psychologists are likely to work in private practice or in hospitals or community agencies. They are likely to treat individuals with emotional or adjustment problems.

Industrial/Organizational psychologists may work in corporations where they would be concerned with hiring, training, and motivation in the work force.

School psychologists work in educational settings and are concerned with children's learning, social and emotional problems.

Cognitive and Brain Scientists are most likely to work in settings where they conduct research on human behavior; however, some career opportunities exist in business or industrial settings for psychologists specializing in those areas.

LSU Career Services assists students and alumni in choosing careers, obtaining career-related work experiences while in school, developing job search skills, and securing employment or admission to graduate or professional school. The team at Career Services offers one-on-one counseling/coaching appointments, as well as a variety of career events and interviewing opportunities. You can also find a wealth of resources and information on their website at Call for an appointment at 225-578-1548.


Additional information can be found on the American Psychological Association's website.

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