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HAROLD ABEL SCHOOL OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

PSYD Doctor of Psychology Clinical Psychology specialization

Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online clinical psychology degree typically pursue careers as licensed clinical psychologists, who may provide services in psychotherapy, psychological testing, mental health consulting, research and teaching in higher education.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community college
  • Community counseling center
  • Consulting firm
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • Health care
  • Hospital—inpatient or outpatient
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Law enforcement—forensics
  • Mental health clinic
  • Private practice
  • Social service agency

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Clinical psychologist
  • Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist

Additional Common Jobs Roles*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Administrator
  • Consultant
  • Full-time faculty
  • Instructor
  • Researcher

*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.

Doctoral degree graduates

Data from graduates across all doctoral programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Capella University doctoral graduates report satisfaction with salary, benefits, and responsibilities. Half of the graduates surveyed work in higher education and another 12 percent hold positions in the P–12 environment.

Satisfaction with Job Doctoral Degree Graduates

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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.


Doctoral graduates report receiving salary increases and getting recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Around half those surveyed have advanced in their careers and just over a third have presented at a professional conference or worked as a consultant.

Career & Professional Accomplishments Doctoral Degree Graduates

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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.