A question that many of us have wondered! Sure, you may know that psychology majors can go on to be psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors. However, did you know that some other top professions that psychology majors go on to pursue include research specialists, market researchers, and probation officers? Not only do psychology majors go on to work for themselves in private practice, but they also work for businesses, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and government offices.
A great resource to learn more about what to do with your psych major, is Jennifer Horowitz’s book, “What Can You Do With A Major In Psychology? Your Guide to Exciting and Fulfilling Careers”. If you are a psychology major or considering majoring in psychology, this book will help you choose a career that is both financially and personally rewarding. Topics include grad school, networking, and making the most of your university time.
Before you start reading, take note of three important messages that come across in this book:
1. Relax, take your time and think about what major is best for you.
2. A major does not equal a career.
3. The job market is ever changing, there’s no magic major that will assure success.
To learn more, check out Horowitz’s book here.