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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online school psychology degree typically pursue supervisory careers within school psychology; higher education faculty positions; consulting roles; or leadership roles in P–12 school systems and higher education.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community college
  • Community mental health clinic
  • Consulting firm
  • Government—state, federal
  • Hospital
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • P–12 private school
  • P–12 public school
  • Private practice
 

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Administrator
  • Consultant
  • Diagnostician
  • Full-time faculty
  • Program evaluator
  • Researcher
  • School psychologist
 

*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.