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Psychology

Longwood's Psychology offers majors vast opportunities and experiences in preparation for the working world. Psychology provides majors with a basic knowledge of psychological theories, ideas, and practices. Whether obtaining a Bachelor's degree or advancing to the Doctorate level, Psychology majors have vast opportunities for many jobs. The study of the human mind, Psychology allows majors to view the world in such a way that gives them other insights into various human behavior and applying that knowledge to various career fields.

Sigmund Freud- "Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness."

Career Fields associated with Psychology Majors:

  • Activity Leader
  • Crisis Intervention Counselor
  • International Student Advisor
  • Admissions Evaluator
  • Customer Service Rep.
  • Job Developer
  • Advertising Assistant
  • Customs/Immigration Officer
  • Junior Market Analyst
  • Assistant Account Executive
  • Employment Agency
  • Counselor
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Community and Social Service Worker
  • Food and Beverage Assistant Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Case Worker
  • Health Club Assistant Manager
  • Marketing/Sales Manager
  • Community Relations Rep.
  • Hospice Coordinator
  • Media Buyer
  • Copywriter
  • Hotel Event Management Staff
  • Media Planner
  • Corporate Merchandising Asst.
  • Human Resources Personnel
  • Mental Health Coordinator
  • Corrections Officer
  • Public Opinion Surveyor
  • Personnel Assistant
  • Correctional Caseworker
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Personnel Interviewer
  • Cottage Parent
  • Recreation Specialist
  • Statistician Assistant
  • Probation Officer
  • Sales Representative Teacher
  • Professional Employment Recruiter
  • Social Service Professional
  • Staff Technical Writer/Communicator
  • Program Developer
  • Wage/Benefits Analyst
  • Television/Media Research
  • Account Executive
  • Crisis Intervention Counselor
  • International Student Advisor
  • Art Therapist
  • Counselor: School
  • Job Developer
  • Child Psychologist
  • Counselor: Vocational
  • Junior Market Analyst
  • College Student Affairs
  • Creative Director
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Career Planning Professional
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Community Relations
  • Director Personnel Manager
  • Marketing/Sales Manager
  • Counselor: Alcohol/Drug
  • Physical Therapist
  • Training & Development Professional
  • Counselor: Career
  • Music Therapist
  • Sociologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Financial Advisor
  • Psychologist
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Health Educator
  • Counselor: Guidance
  • Employee Assistance Director
  • Media Buyer
 

Related Skills:

  • Perform institutional research and evaluation.
  • Write reports and proposals clearly and objectively.
  • Organize and lead groups, organizations, or committees.
  • Recognize and understand behavioral and emotional disorders.
  • Select, administer, score, and interpret psychological tests.
  • Respond in an unbiased and tolerant way to individual differences.
  • Display fundamental counseling skills with individuals and groups.
  • Collect, record, and report statistical and qualitative information.
  • Perform crisis intervention techniques (e.g., listening and referral).
  • Perform interviews to learn about people's history, problems, and plans.
  • Contribute to program or treatment planning, evaluation, and implementation.
  • Demonstrate small group skills (e.g., team building and conflict management).
  • Communicate effectively and sensitively in both individual and group situations.
  • Obtain information about problems through library research and personal contacts.
  • Critically evaluate theories and research and apply the results to solve problems.
  • Analyze problems on the basis of personal experience and psychological principles.
  • Understand and modify your attitudes and actions in interactions with other people.
  • Construct and administer questionnaires.
  • Use a variety of types of research equipment.
  • Collect, organize, analyze. and interpret data.
  • Present verbal presentations clearly and persuasively.
  • Defend ideas in a clear, objective, non-dogmatic manner.
  • Be familiar with a variety of research methods and designs.
  • Recruit research subjects and treat them in an ethical manner.
  • Select, administer, score, and interpret various psychological tests.
  • Write reports clearly, concisely, objectively, and in the correct style.
  • Use library resources to research problems and prepare literature reviews.
  • Identify problems and suggest solutions on the basis of research findings.
  • Create easily understood graphs, tables, and verbal descriptions of results.
  • Select and compute appropriate statistical tests and interpret their results.
  • Assemble, interpret, and critically analyze research findings in specific areas.
  • Use computers to write reports, analyze data, and perform bibliographic searches.
  • Deal effectively with financial, temporal, and personnel constraints on research.

Personal Attributes Associated with Psychology:

  • Ability to work with others in a team
  • Motivation to work hard
  • Positive attitude toward work and the organization
  • Organization
  • Leadership
  • Maturity
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to communicate well
  • Intelligence
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Integrity
  • Tolerance for stress and ambiguity

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For more information on any of these career options, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.