According to Career One Stop, a website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, a number of degrees in the field of psychology are in demand in Hawaii. Jobs with the most openings in Hawaii within the psychology field include school psychologists, social workers, and clinical and counseling psychologists. In 2008, there were just over 1,000 clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in the state, with 40 unfilled job openings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists in 2010 was over $74,800. In almost all of these cases, working as a psychologist in these fields requires at least a master's in psychology degree.
At Argosy University, a national university with a branch in Hawaii, students can earn a master's in psychology degree with a number of specializations. Students can specialize in forensic psychology, sport-exercise psychology, pastoral community counseling, and industrial organizational psychology. Chaminade University offers a master's in psychology degree in counseling psychology. The program allows students to choose from school counseling, mental health counseling, and marriage and family counseling options. Finally, the University of Hawaii at Manoa offers would-be psychologists interested in research and academics a number of opportunities. Students can specialize in behavioral neuroscience, cognition and experimental psychopathology, among other areas.