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Career Opportunities for Graduates

A wide range of jobs and careers await graduates of Applied Psychology, including positions in the following organizations:

I. Adult and Elderly Care

  • Adult day care
  • Agencies on aging
  • Assisted living centers
  • Geriatric care centers & residences
  • Hospice programs
  • Nursing homes
  • Senior centers

II. Behavioral Medicine and Health

  • Health education and advocacy agencies
  • Home health care agencies
  • Rehabilitation centers

III. Business, Corporate, and Non-profit

  • Customer service departments
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Employment agencies
  • Human resources departments
  • Institutional research departments
  • Management training programs
  • Marketing departments
  • Public relations departments
  • Training & organization development departments

IV. Children and Youth

  • Camps, child & youth advocacy agencies, children’s homes
  • Community youth centers
  • Extension programs
  • Mentoring agencies
  • Recreational & socialization agencies
  • Residential treatment centers

V. Community Advocacy, Referral, and Social Services

  • Adoption and foster care agencies
  • Community action agencies
  • Parent education agencies
  • Domestic violence agencies
  • Family service agencies
  • Public welfare agencies

VI. Criminal Justice and Law

  • Adult correctional facilities
  • Juvenile correctional facilities
  • Parole agencies
  • Probation agencies

VII. Drug, Alcohol, & Chemical Dependency

  • Community treatment centers
  • Prevention programs
  • Residential treatment facilities

VIII. Education

  • College resident life programs
  • College student personnel programs
  • Daycare & nursery schools
  • Special education programs
  • Vocational rehabilitation centers

IX. Graduate and Professional School

  • Business
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology Law
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Training & Organizational Development

X. Mental Health

  • Community mental health centers
  • General hospital psychiatric inpatient units
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Support groups

XI. Mental Retardation

  • Group homes Sheltered workshops