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Department of Psychology
University of Mississippi

Psychology Careers & Alumni

What can psychology majors do after graduation? Meet a few...

Psychology Careers

A liberal arts education empowers and prepares students to deal with complexity and change through a broad knowledge of the world. They gain key skills in communication, problem-solving, and working with a diverse group of people. Related careers in psychology include health care, behavior analysis, education, counseling and therapy, rehabilitation services, social work, drug/alcohol education, human resources, advertising, law, management, systems analysis, business, sales, urban planning, and public relations.

The undergraduate psychology alumni work in every sector of the economy, with the top six shown in the infographic above. The largest sectors for their employers include community services/non-profit organizations, business and finance firms, healthcare, higher education, STEM employers, and government.

Infographic of psychology alumni - 18% working in community services/non-profit, 16% business/finance, 14% healthcare, 14% higher education, 8% STEM, and 8% government/military

Our graduates are…

  • Business Analyst, JP Morgan Chase
  • Division Manager, Nordstrom
  • Research Analyst, Google
  • Human Resources Consultant, Nestlé
  • Addiction Therapist, Oxford Treatment Center
  • US Dept. of Justice
  • Pediatric Genetic Counselor, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Ophthalmologist, Florida Eye Care
  • Area Director, Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Assistant Attorney General, State of TN
  • Professor, Emory University
  • Professor, Vanderbilt Medical Center
  • Clinical Social Worker, Delta Community Mental Services
  • Pastor, First Baptist Church
  • Legislative Liaison, Office of the MS Lieutenant Governor
  • Psychologist, Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Self-employed Psychologist
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