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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online educational psychology degree often pursue faculty positions at community colleges, or managerial or specialist positions in education, training, testing, or research.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community college
  • Educational consulting firm
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care
  • Military
  • Nonprofit organization
  • P—12 public/private school
  • School district— local or state
  • Research organization
  • State department of education
  • Test publisher
  • Training company

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Educational program manager
  • Instructional activities manager
  • Instructional coordinator/manager
  • Instructor
  • Psychometrician
  • Research assistant
  • Test administrator
  • Test developer
  • Training and development specialist/manager

*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.

Master of Science in Psychology Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Master of Science of Psychology degree program have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

Career growth potential 52%Promotional opportunities 47%Salary and benefits 45%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

Advanced in career or profession 35%Successfully changed careers 22%Obtained a teaching position in higher education 4%Assumed a leadership role 24%Received a promotion 19%

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.