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Careers in Psychology Bachelors Degree
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Is Psychology the right major for me? 25% of students with a BA in psychology go to grad school you are not  qualified to be a “psychologist” without an advanced degree psychology is a popular major (70,000 degrees/yr) 90% employment within one year 94% employment within two years provides skills for a variety of programs   a good choice in becoming a well-rounded, well-educated person: Knowledge base.   Thinking skills.  Language skills.  Information gathering and synthesis.  Research methods and statistical skills.  Interpersonal skills.  70% said if they had it to do over again, they would still major in psychology
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What do employers want? people skills critical reasoning research and writing skills  techniques of scientific research and statistical analysis diverse educational backgrounds
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What do employers want?
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Student Characteristics Valued by  Professors and Employers   Intellectual Ability Scholastic Ability Motivation Creativity Character Emotional Maturity Positive/Optimistic Attitude Empathetic Understanding Adaptability/Flexibility Ability to Handle Stress Interpersonal Skills Group Work Skills Cross-Cultural Interaction Skills Independent Work Skills Written Communication Skills Oral Communication Skills Foreign Language Skills Analytical Thinking Skills Research Skills Statistical Skills Computer Skills Technology/Equipment/Material Skills Teaching Skills Counseling Skills Organization Skills Leadership Skills Aubrecht, L. (Winter, 2001) What Can You Do With a BA in Psychology? Eye on Psi Chi , 5(2), 29-31.
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What jobs can I get with a bachelors  degree in psychology?   Business Social service and health care Government, military, law Education
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The top 10 occupations BA in psychology (Schwartz, 2000)   1. Top-mid level managers, executives and administrators ($58,292) 2. Sales occupations, including retail ($49,427) 3. Social workers ($31,629) 4. Other management-related occupations ($43,517) 5. Personnel, training, labor-relations specialists ($52,175) 6. Other administrative (record clerks, telephone operators) ($28,249) 7. Insurance, securities, real estate, business services ($55,839) 8. Other marketing and sales occupations ($50,782) 9. Therapists, other health ($40,123) 10.  Accountants, auditors, other financial specialists ($46,568)
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Common job titles for graduates with   bachelors degrees in psychology?         Admissions/Financial Aid Advertising Bank Management Child/Youth/Elder Care Community Services Consulting Services Court/Juvenile Services Customer Services Educational Services Employee Relations
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CareersinPsychology1 - CareersinPsychology BachelorsDegree

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