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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 Social & Behavioral Sciences Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates across all Social and Behavioral Sciences doctoral programs 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.

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career 63%My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions 69%Capellas competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession 77%

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.

Made a significant contribution to my profession 63%Successfully changed jobs and-or careers 50%Assumed leadership responsibilities 67%Received a salary increase 57%Received a promotion 47%

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.