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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online general psychology degree often pursue careers in a variety of fields including public service, law enforcement, business, sales, market research, healthcare or social services. Or they pursue this degree to further their education at the graduate level.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Advertising agency
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Human resources department
  • Law enforcement agency
  • Market research firm
  • Marketing department
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Residential care facility
  • Social service agency
  • Two-year, land-based or online college or university
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Activities coordinator
  • Administrative/executive assistant
  • Advocate for disabled adults
  • Assistant advertising account executive
  • Care coordinator
  • Case manager
  • Crisis hotline worker
  • Customer service representative
  • Employment/placement specialist
  • Fundraiser
  • Human resources generalist
 

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Bachelor's Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Bachelor's programs have been combined for these Student Experience results.

Capella University Bachelor's degree alumni report high satisfaction with the salary, benefits and responsibilities of their jobs. The most common industries in which Bachelor's alumni are employed are IT, education, government, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Career growth potential 50% Promotional opportunities 48% Salary and benefits 55% Tasks and responsibilities 72%


Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Many of our Bachelor's degree graduates report receiving a salary increase and gaining recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Many also said they advanced in their careers or received a promotion.

Advanced in career or profession 26% Successfully changed careers 11% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 2% Assumed a leadership role 16% Received a promotion 21% Received a salary increase 32% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 28% Received award 3% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 7% Conducted a research project 10% Served as a professional consultant 7%


Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.