Degrees In Psychology

Degrees in psychology open the doors to several occupations that deal with analyzing human behavior along with its underlying mental processes. Psychologists work to help people overcome emotional and mental difficulties, especially when these difficulties present a problem for the patient with daily living and functioning. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), psychologists in general can expect a median salary of $68,640 per year with a faster than average job growth at 22% through 2020.[1] Those with degrees in psychology branch off into other professions. Here are but a few of them.

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Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

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  • Psychology (BA)
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  • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Forensic Psychology
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  • BS in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
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  • B.A. in Psychology
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  • Bachelor of Science: Psychology: Addiction and Recovery
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Programs:

  • Mental Health Policy and Practice - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
  • General Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Master of Science in Health Psychology
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Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

Programs:

  • Organizational Leadership (MS)
  • Counseling Psychology (EdD)
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Divine Mercy University (DMU) is a Catholic graduate school of psychology and counseling, founded in 1999 as the Institute for the Psychological Sciences.  The University is dedicated to the scientific study of psychology with a Catholic understanding of the person, marriage and the family.  The University offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctoral (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology, a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Psychology and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Programs:

  • M.S. in Psychology (online)

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  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Psychology
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Clinical Psychologist 

Degrees In PsychologyThe clinical psychologist’s primary objective is to correctly diagnose a patient’s behavioral or emotional disorder and use that diagnosis to create a treatment plan to alleviate the patient of the problem. They use a variety of methods to diagnose and treat disorders to include psychotherapy sessions at the group/family/individual level, diagnostic tests, and patient interviews. According to the BLS, a clinical psychologist can realize a median salary of $72,220 with high employment opportunities in California, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Illinois.[2] 

Industrial-Organizational Psychologist 

Optimum employee productivity has a lot to do with psychology. Happy workers who believe that they are important to an organization are typically the most productive. The industrial-organizational psychologist uses psychology to facilitate many facets of an organization to include management, sales, and employee productivity. They may be actively involved in the psychological aspects of reorganization of a company in order to improve productivity. For instance, those in this field might conduct management training so that those in leadership positions can better understand their employees’ needs. Industrial-organizational psychologists command a median salary of $98,800 and can find the best opportunities in Massachusetts, California, Minnesota, New York, and Pennsylvania.[3]

School /Career Counseling

Those with psychology degrees are qualified to be counselors in practically any area to include schools and career centers where they help others make the right choice for their future occupations. In schools up to the high school level, they not only help young people make career decisions prior to graduation but also help them with any personal conflicts or behavioral shortcomings. School and career counselors can expect to make a median salary of $53,380 per year along with a 19% job growth through 2020 (as fast as average).[4] 

Mental Health / Marriage and Family Counseling 

Just as organizational, personal, and school counselors help people with their mental and emotional health in those settings, mental health, marriage, and family counselors help in settings involving relationships. Personal relationships such as these are very complex and can hit some rough terrain at times. Those in this field know how to help the person with strategies for overcoming emotional or mental difficulties in these relationships. These counselors make a median salary of $39,710 per year and it is expected that the field will grow by 37% (faster than average).[5]

There are other careers that become available to those with psychology degrees. If you believe that helping people overcome their fears and depression while guiding them on the path to their personal success is for you, check out the educational opportunities for psychologists and get enrolled today.



[1]    Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Psychologists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/psychologists.htm.

[2]    Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012, Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes193031.htm .

[3]    Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012, Industrial-Organizational Psychologists on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes193032.htm.

[4]    Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, School and Career Counselors, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/school-and-career-counselors.htm.

[5]    Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/mental-health-counselors-and-marriage-and-family-therapists.htm