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Psychology for other careers
Studying psychology will give you lots of options for your career, especially if you are interested in working with people or in areas that need good problem solving skills. This is because it develops a number of valuable transferable skills.
According to research by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (November 2010) shows that psychology graduates are highly regarded by employers.
Only about 20 per cent of psychology graduates end up working as professional psychologists. However, this does not mean that psychology graduates do not use the skills they have learnt. They are well placed for careers and further training in many fields and often go on to work in disciplines such as:
- Health and social care
- Marketing and PR
- Management and human resources
- Public sector work
Anyone interested in psychology can take advantage of the many benefits of belonging by subscribing to the Society. If you haven't already, create a free web account and apply online. Alternatively, you can simply complete and return an application form.