Career Opportunities

A degree in psychology is a great choice! Psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors in the U.S. According to the American Psychological Association, about 25 percent of psychology baccalaureates go to graduate school in psychology, about 18 percent go on for more education not involving psychology, and 57 percent are workforce graduates. A psychology degree can be applied to a large number of disciplines, and students who graduate with a bachelor’s in psychology go on to work in a variety of professions. During their studies, psychology students will gain many marketable skills, including the following:

  • Writing/Presentation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
  • Reasoning/Abstract Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Analysis
  • Problem-Solving
  • Leadership/Teamwork
  • Numeracy
  • Prioritization

Some job possibilities available to psychology graduates include:

  • Advertising Agent
  • Business Administration
  • Case Manager
  • Career Counselor
  • Child Care Worker
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Disability Case Manager
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Employment Counselor
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Law Enforcement and Corrections
  • Market Researcher
  • Marketing or Advertising Manager
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Occupational Analyst
  • Psychiatric Aide/Technician
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • School Counselor
  • School Teacher
  • Social Service Specialist
  • Social Worker
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Veterans Counselor

Career Development Center

UTA students have an invaluable on-campus resource to assist them in all aspects of their job search – the Career Development Center. The Center is a centralized hub for career development insights, knowledge, services, employer partnerships and engagement opportunities all focused on providing premier career development experiences both on and off campus. You can reach the Center by email (, phone (817-272-2932), or by visiting the office on the east side of the University Center (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).