I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Communications and I am currently working an internship with Disney where I get lots of interaction with park guests, which I love and I find I'm fairly good at. What can I do with my psychology degree if I'm not really interested in being a psychologist?
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I've heard for years about how difficult it is to get a job with a Psychology degree without being a psychologist or having a graduate level degree.
I call bull.
When I graduated with my degree in Psychology I had every intention of going into research through a PhD, until my program's funding got cut. My choices were to change field of study or get a job. I chose the job.
At the end of the day, it's less about the degree and more about marketing your skills. There are any number of jobs that psychology degrees apply to, and if you know how to present it, you can easily get hired into any one. I chose to go into digital marketing, however, I have friends doing human resources, customer service, data analysis, copywriting, business analysis and even consulting. What matters is finding your interests and getting the right supporting certifications or skills to pursue that interest. If you master the ability to market yourself and your degree, you can do a ton with it.
A very good friend of mine received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and has a thriving career in Healthcare Administration. I believe this degree is pretty versatile and can be applied in various areas. I did a simple google search and found what appears to be some good information to get you started with your research and planning:
I hope this helps. I wish you the best and congratulations on your degrees!
Here are a couple of suggestions to consider. It sounds as if you like your internship with Disney which is a great company. You may want to explore potential career opportunities within Disney as well as using your manager and/or Human Resources to assist you.
You may want to reach out to your college's career guidance staff to see if they can assist you with identifying possible career paths based on your degree and your interests. Typically, colleges have resources/tools to help you.
Finally, you may want to go to your local library where you can also get some ideas on careers for you.
I hate to say this, but it is difficult to find jobs, or at least well-paying jobs, in the psychology field with only a bachelor's degree. (I speak as someone who got his undergraduate degree in psychology and did some work in mental health-related jobs before going back to graduate school and switching career paths.)
It's been a long time since I graduated from college as an undergraduate (18+ years ago), but my suggestion would be to talk with your former college professors to find out about job opportunities for people with a BA/BS in psychology. I'd also do some searches on the internet. Do some research on the kinds of jobs that are good for people who like helping and interacting with lots of people. Finally, you may want to take the Myers-Briggs personality test (unofficial versions are available on line for free); that will help you identify your personality type, which will help you identify the kinds of jobs that are a good fit for your personality type.
One final thought - if you plan on going back to school for a graduate degree, don't hesitate to get your Master's in a different field than psychology. Getting a graduate degree in a different field is more the norm than the exception.