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Discover Your Professional Potential: Leverage Your Psychology Degree for Career Success

Unlike what many might think, having a bachelor's degree in psychology doesn't mean you have to become a psychologist.

Unlike what many might think, having a bachelor's degree in psychology doesn't mean you have to become a psychologist. If you want to, that’s great, but a psychology degree can open the door to an expansive range of rewarding career paths. A psychology degree is considered to be one of the most flexible and versatile education pathways available, and for good reason. This desirable degree can help you jumpstart a career in every field, from social services to business analysis. The possibilities are endless!

Once you have completed your bachelor's degree in psychology from Herzing University, you’re on track to locate the ideal career that fits your interests. You’ll leave Herzing with more than just a strong educational background, you’re also gaining an extensive professional network and valuable confidence to succeed, equipping you to embark on a fulfilling journey.

Let’s look at a few career options for those who have successfully earned their psychology degree:

Career & Employment Counselor

Often working in a school or campus environment, these counselors help students – college and high school – develop short and long-term career or employment goals. Assisting students with finding, planning for, and managing these goals, Career and employment Counselors are the ones behind the scenes helping whole generations of students realize their full potential.

Community & Social Services Specialist

These individuals help people in need locate both government-based and private assistance programs. Community and Social Services Specialists may have differing responsibilities based on where they work, but their main focus is spent connecting people with social workers, rehabilitation clinics, psychiatric support, and other mental, physical, and emotional support resources to ensure their needs are met. 

Human Resource Advisor

​​​​​​​An HR Advisor monitors the administrative procedures at an organization, working to ensure employees are being treated fairly and that labor policies are being followed. They often oversee the hiring process, payroll payments, monitor benefits, and are advocates for both employees and the organization itself. 

Market Research Analyst

​​​​​​​As an analyst, the day-to-day responsibilities will include gathering and analyzing data on consumer or business conditions. With this data, analysts assess sales and market opportunities for a product, service, or industry. Analysts can help businesses develop a deeper understanding of consumer interests, market conditions, and pricing factors.

Personnel Recruiter

​​​​​​​Also known as a staffing recruiter, or just simply a recruiter, these individuals help fill jobs by properly assessing and helping to interview the applicant pool for various positions. By reviewing resumes, matching up job requirements with applicant skills, and conducting interviews, recruiters help both job seekers find a role and employers fill empty positions with the right fit.

Public Relations Representative

​​​​​​​Brands hire Public Relations Representatives to help the organization maintain a positive public appearance with its audience and to promote business goals. PR professionals manage ongoing communications, conduct media trainings, as well as plan, curate, and strategize external publicity, in various media outlets, such as magazines, news channels, and radio shows. 

Victims’ Advocate

​​​​​​​As an advocate for those in need or crisis, Victims' Advocates can offer intervention assistance, emotional support, crime prevention expertise, information on legal rights and protections, referrals, and more. Through specialized training, these advocates can help victims of all circumstances receive the justice and support needed without fearing a breach of confidentiality.  

These are just some of the many routes you can take after earning your psychology degree. No matter what role you pursue, your psychology background will provide you with a unique perspective and understanding of human behavior, making you an invaluable asset to any organization. 

If you want to learn more about where, and how, you can use your psychology degree, you can check our psychology programs or speak with our Student Services department for more information.

Learn More About Our Psychology Degree


* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics 2022 / Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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