A career in psychology

Graduates who have studied psychology can build significant careers in areas where having a grounded knowledge of psychology, an applied skill set and well developed research and writing skills, is valued.

Examples include, amongst others, careers in:

  • Community and social development and health and welfare agencies.
  • Education
  • Social policy research and development.
  • Advocacy agencies.
  • Psychosocial intervention programmes.
  • Market research.
  • Human resources and employee wellness.
  • Services for disability and ageing.
  • Counselling and Mental health services.
  • Juvenile justice, immigration and refugee support services.
  • Programme management, project management and implementation.

Some students study psychology with the aim of becoming psychologists. See “Becoming a Psychologist“.