Which psychology career path is best for me?

February 16, 2017

You’re interested in using research and analysis to understand how people think and help them thrive.

With so many options in psychology, which career is right for you? 

Note: Capella cannot guarantee any specific job, promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. You will need to conduct your own research to understand what opportunities may be available to you. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications or other designations along with a degree.

Do you want to work in:

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY: Studying and helping people build wellness and emotional resilience and understanding of human behavior.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Treating populations in distress to improve emotional, social, and mental health.

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: Guiding intellectual development, social growth, and emotional changes throughout all stages of life.

EDUCATIONAL AND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY: Applying principles of educational and developmental psychology to meet behavior and educational needs in a learning environment.

LEADERSHIP PSYCHOLOGY: Supporting leaders and organizations with fundamentals in psychology as applied to groups and/or individuals during organizational changes or performance-related behavior.

Learn more about Capella’s bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral psychology programs.



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