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Careers in Psychological Sciences

Employment opportunities for people with graduate degrees in Psychology are expected to grow approximately 20% by 2024. For more information about psychological sciences jobs and about the career outlook for psychologists, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), "an undergraduate degree remains excellent preparation for continued graduate work in psychology or for another field, such as business, medicine, or computer science."

Career settings can include:

  • Academic Institutions
  • Research Centers
  • Mental Health Care
  • Industry
  • Community Services

Emerging areas of focus are on the integration of Psychology with other disciplines, as evidenced by the growing importance of areas such as Forensic Psychology. For more detailed information about careers in Psychology, visit the online career brochure published by the APA.

Dr. Linda Walsh at the University of Northern Iowa has prepared a list of online resources for students applying to graduate school in psychology and related areas.

Dr. Marky Lloyd's Careers in Psychology page provides information about entry level (bachelor's level) jobs in psychology and related fields, and about options available with a graduate degree.

Student Testimonials - see what some of our Chadron State College Psychology majors are doing after graduation.


Psychological Sciences majors have the opportunity to complete 3 hours of internship, although more hours can count as electives. Internships help students to gain on-the-job experience in areas related to psychology. Student internships can be arranged in the Internship Office. The Internship office maintains a list of organizations currently looking for interns. In addition, they can work with you to set up an internship at a new internship site. Please contact the Internship Office to help you set up an internship.

While an internship is no longer required as part of the program, students who do not plan to attend graduate school may find it useful to explore potential human services related careers.

Please note that the Internship Office is the first step in setting up an internship. The examples below are internships that students have completed in the past, and the groups or agencies represented may not currently be looking for interns.

Some places in which psychological sciences students have completed internships include:

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