A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for psychology majors.

First Jobs

  • Research analyst, Action Management Services
  • Research assistant, Children's Hospital, Cincinnati
  • Research technician, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • Research assistant, Diabetes Research Center, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Insurance producer, Federal Insurance Federation, Inc., Rockville, Maryland
  • Research assistant, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis 
  • Research assistant, Johns Hopkins University Anxiety Clinic
  • Lab coordinator, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania
  • Teacher, New England Center for Children, Boston
  • Program coordinator, Vanderbilt Evidence-based Practice Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Associate teacher, Greenwich Academy, Connecticut
  • Program intern, American Youth Foundation, Center Tuftonboro, New Hampshire
  • Legal assistant, Sullivan and Cromwell LLP, Washington
  • Asset management and utility operations, Genentech, San Francisco
  • Au pair for a child with special needs, Frankfurt, Germany
  • City Corps member, Denver
  • Teacher, Uncommon Schools, Brooklyn
  • Community residence counselor, McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts
  • Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award recipient, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland


  • Associate, Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search
  • Marriage & family therapy M.S. candidate & co-founder of the Pad Project non-profit
  • Architect and president, GUND Partnership
  • Vice president, Communications, Motion Picture Association of America
  • Chief executive officer. Global Impact, Inc.
  • Psychologist, Children's Hospital Boston
  • Professor of psychology/neuroscience, Amherst College
  • Deputy chief counsel, U.S. Dept. of Energy
  • Attorney, Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Senior director, Global Talent Management, Whirlpool Corporation
  • Foreign affairs officer, U.S. Department of State

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