The work done by psychologists is as varied as human thinking and behavior itself. Psychologists work in social services, clinical settings, industry, government, and in private practice. To work in the field as a professional, a graduate degree is highly recommended and almost certainly necessary. Students are encouraged to explore career options early by meeting with the department chair and other faculty, and doing their own research on career options and opportunities. Some sort of clinical or applied experience is an important component of preparation for a psychology-related career. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities for research with faculty in the department, and to seek out applied experience in one of the many clinical settings or social service settings available in the Twin Cities area. Click here for a list of suggested sites.
The following links lead to some useful information on psychology-related careers.
Below are some examples of career paths that students have taken after graduating from UST with a Psychology major.
For many more examples, and personal “career updates” from these and other Psychology graduates, check out the UST Psych Alums page on Facebook.