Have you ever considered a career as a public relations professional, employment counselor, daycare center supervisor, or even toy tester? As different as these career paths are, all of them are possible when you start with a bachelor's degree in psychology, according to Nevada State College's Department of Psychology website.
Many of the skills you'll learn in a bachelor of psychology program transfer to these and other fields. Continue your psychology education at the graduate level, and you'll open up even more career prospects.
Looking for a high growth field? According to the University of Phoenix's website, individuals with a bachelor's degree in psychology are employable as community and social service specialists, a career category with faster than average projected growth through 2018.
The Nevada Workforce Informer projects good long-term job prospects in a similar category - social and human service assistants. These professionals assist other professionals in psychology, rehabilitation, and social work in providing client services and family support. Many of the tasks necessary to these jobs, such as advising clients, keeping records, and interviewing individuals and families, are taught in psychology programs.
Some Nevada programs to consider:
You'll be in good company if you study psychology at the University of Nevada-Reno. With over 400 undergraduates, the Bachelor of Arts in psychology is one of the school's largest majors. The psychology department encourages students to participate in both scholarly and applied work in the field.
At Nevada State College in Henderson, students can choose a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. NSC is the state's newest institution of higher learning and has just 3,000 students. That means small class sizes and and lots of individual attention.
If an online degree program sounds appealing, check out the University of Phoenix's Bachelor of Science in psychology. This program does not have a clinical emphasis. Rather, it emphasizes "the cognitive and affective processes that underlie human development and behavior — so you can become a more effective manager, supervisor, educator, or human services professional."