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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online general psychology degree often pursue careers in a variety of fields including public service, law enforcement, business, sales, market research, healthcare or social services. Or they pursue this degree to further their education at the graduate level.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Advertising agency
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Human resources department
  • Law enforcement agency
  • Market research firm
  • Marketing department
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Residential care facility
  • Social service agency
  • Two-year, land-based or online college or university

Common Job Titles/Positions

  • Activities coordinator
  • Administrative/executive assistant
  • Advocate for disabled adults
  • Assistant advertising account executive
  • Care coordinator
  • Case manager
  • Crisis hotline worker
  • Customer service representative
  • Employment/placement specialist
  • Fundraiser
  • Human resources generalist

*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.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Bachelor of Science in 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 50%Promotional opportunities 48%Salary and benefits 55%

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.

Many of our bachelor's degree graduates report receiving a salary increase and gaining recognition from employers for their Capella degrees. Many also said they advanced in their careers or received a promotion.

Advanced in career or profession 26%Successfully changed careers 11%Obtained a teaching position in higher education 2%Assumed a leadership role 16%Received a promotion 21%

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.