Master's In Psychology Jobs That May Be Right For You
If you’re interested in pursuing a master’s degree in psychology, you might wonder which jobs may be available to you after graduation. While some use a master’s degree as a stepping stone to earning a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), many choose to take their master’s and enter the workforce.
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), some states do allow individuals to become licensed* practitioners as long as they hold a master’s-level degree in a psychology subfield—such as clinical, counseling, or school psychology. There is also an option in some locations to work as a “psychological associate” under the direct supervision of a licensed PsyD or PhD.
The APA states that master’s degree graduates may also enter the practice of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology, which is focused on applying psychological science to individual and group behavior in either a workplace or organizational setting. Individuals employed in the I/O field pursue careers in:
APA notes that few master’s graduates are employed in academia.
There’s good news for those who choose to stop short of pursuing a terminal degree. Master’s degree graduates who work in the psychological field—and have between 15-19 years of experience—have a median income of $125,000. Even recent graduates enter the workforce at an average salary $60,000.
When you’re looking into master’s in psychology jobs that may be right for you, be sure to find a school that offers the background you’ll need to be competitive in the marketplace.
Argosy University’s Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychology Psychophysiology (MA) programs prepare students for careers in psychology through hands-on training from experienced professors. Classes may be taken online or in the classroom, allowing students to fit their education into their already busy lives.
Contact us today to learn more about careers you can pursue with a master’s in psychology—we’re happy to answer your questions and help you to get the admissions process moving forward.
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