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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online general psychology degree are often pursuing research or upper-level positions in research, assessment, and analysis with higher education, credentialing, or accrediting agencies.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community college
  • Community counseling center
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Hospital
  • Human resources department
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Law enforcement
  • Market research firm
  • Mental health clinic
  • Nonprofit organization
  • P—12 public/private school
  • Residential care facility
  • Social service agency
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Academic advisor
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Behavioral health specialist
  • Care coordinator
  • Case manager
  • Child protective services specialist
  • Clinical specialist
  • Employee assistance program specialist
  • Employment specialist
  • Instructor
  • Intake counselor
  • Mental health worker
  • Program coordinator
  • Social services worker
  • Supervised visitation coordinator
  • Victim's advocate
 

*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.