When exploring possible academic majors, begin by investigating the specific programs at Purchase College. Discover more about the B.A. in Psychology, and find out about program requirements, courses and the program faculty.
Want to find out more about a major? Talk to department heads and professors to have your questions answered and to get the inside track on being a Psychology major at Purchase College.
The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.
TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HIRE
CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LINKS
www.apa.org - The American Psychological Association
www.apa.org/careers/resources/guides/ - APA Career Guides
www.counseling.org - The American Counseling Association
www.socialpsychology.org - Social Psychology Network
www.naswdc.org - National Association of Social Workers
www.arttherapy.org - American Art Therapy Association
www.nadt.org - The National Association for Drama Therapy
www.musictherapy.org - American Music Therapy Association
http://ncda.org - National Career Development Association
www.schoolcounselor.org - American School Counselor Association
psychologydegreeguide.org - Psychology degree and career guide
www.shrm.org - Society for Human Resource Management
www.nyas.org - The New York Academy of Sciences
www.nyas.org/sciencealliance - Committed to advancing the careers of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
www.apa.org/careers/resources/profiles/index.aspx - Non-academic careers in Psychology
www.bls.gov/oco - Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job type descriptions, job growth forecasts, and salary information.
JOB SEARCH LINKS
www.purchase.edu/careerdevelopment - Click on Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni
www.socialservice.com - Social Service jobs
www.chronicle.com - The Chronicle of Higher Education, jobs and articles
www.k12jobs.com – Public, private and technical school jobs
www3.opwdd.ny.gov/rr/index.jsp - Jobs working with people with developmental disabilities
www.idealist.org - Great entry level and internship listings, career fairs
www.nonprofitjobs.org - Jobs and internship
www.socialworker.com – Job bank and news for social work
www.higheredjobs.com – Jobs in higher education
www.hscareers.com - Human Services Career Network
www.researchgate.net – Professional network for scientists/researchers and job search
Additional Resources Available at the CDC