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What Can I Do with a Major in Psychological Science?

Psychological science is the study of behavior, thoughts, and feelings. Psychologists are interested in human and animal behavior (normal and abnormal), and the psychological, social and biological processes related to that behavior.

Top NACE* Employability Skills of focus in this degree program

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Oral and Written Communications
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Information Technology Application
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism and Work Ethic
  • Career Management

Local Job Statistics

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (2015), there is expected to be future (2015-2022) significant job growth in Ohio for numerous psychology and psychology-related careers. According to the Ohio Jobs Outlook (2022), significant job growth of 15-29 percent is expected in the Southwest Ohio Metro Region that includes Cincinnati and Dayton. The outlook is even better in Hamilton and Middletown, where job growth of 17-36 percent is anticipated. There currently are hundreds of job openings for careers in psychology in Southwest Ohio, according to the Ohio Labor Market.

Graduates with this degree are qualified for careers such as:

  • Child Development Specialist
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Substance Abuse Technician
  • Department Manager
  • Human Resources Adviser
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Project Evaluator
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in psychology and related areas (ex. law school, medical school, social work)